Nonischemic Causes of Cardiogenic Shock.

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Nonischemic Causes of Cardiogenic Shock.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;37(3):493-509

Authors: Wilcox SR

Although cardiogenic shock is uncommon in the emergency department, it is associated with high mortality. Most cardiogenic shock is caused by ischemia, but nonischemic etiologies are essential to recognize. Clinicians should optimize preload, contractility, and afterload. Volume-responsive patients should be resuscitated in small aliquots, although some patients may require diuresis to improve cardiac output. Vasopressors are important to restore end-organ perfusion, and inotropes improve contractility. Intubation and positive pressure ventilation impact hemodynamics, which, depending on volume status, may be beneficial or deleterious. Knowing indications for mechanical circulatory support is important for timely consultation or transfer as indicated.

PMID: 31262417 [PubMed - in process]

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