Title

Treatment options for acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

2-15-2001

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Balloon Dilatation; Coronary Artery Bypass; Humans; Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping; Myocardial Infarction; Myocardial Reperfusion; Prognosis; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Shock, Cardiogenic; Thrombolytic Therapy

Disciplines

Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research

Abstract

Hospital survival of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock has improved during recent years. Before the 1990s, emphasis on a medical and supportive approach to treatment of these high-risk patients (including thrombolytic therapy) was not clearly associated with improving outcomes. However, in the past decade, the interventional approach to treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (mainly acute infarct angioplasty) has led to an improving prognosis across a broad spectrum of patients with cardiogenic shock.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Cardiol Rev. 2000 Jul-Aug;8(4):207-15.

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