Management of Cardiogenic Shock in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Ju H. Kim, Anusha Sunkara, Sara Varnado

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Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a complex condition characterized by end-organ hypoperfusion and requiring pharmacologic and/or mechanical circulatory support. It is caused by a decline in cardiac output due to a primary cardiac disorder. CS is frequently complicated by multiorgan system dysfunction that requires a multidisciplinary approach in a critical care setting. Appropriate use of diagnostic data using tools available in a modern cardiac intensive care unit should guide optimal management incorporating both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies to minimize morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • acute myocardial infarction
  • cardiogenic shock
  • critical care
  • heart failure
  • pulmonary artery catheterization
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Ventricular Function
  • Ultrafiltration/adverse effects
  • Catheterization, Swan-Ganz
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Recovery of Function
  • Cardiovascular Agents/adverse effects
  • Critical Care
  • Respiration, Artificial/adverse effects
  • Shock, Cardiogenic/diagnosis
  • Hemodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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