Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Feb;118(6):88-95
* Guideline group see eBox 1; Department of Internal Medicine III, University Hospital Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany; Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, St. Marienkrankenhaus Siegen, Siegen, Germany; Department of Cardiology, Clinic Ottakring, Vienna Healthcare Group, Vienna, Austria; Department of Cardiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, LMU, Munich, Germany; Internists at the Maxplatz, Traunstein/Affiliate Cardiology Traunstein, Traunstein, Germany.
Background: The second edition of the German-Austrian S3 guideline contains updated evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of patients with infarction-related cardiogenic shock (ICS), whose mortality is several times higher than that of patients with a hemodynamically stable myocardial infarction (1).
Methods: In five consensus conferences, the experts developed 95 recommendations-including two statements-and seven algorithms with concrete instructions.
Results: Recanalization of the coronary vessel whose occlusion led to the infarction is crucial for the survival of patients with ICS. Read More