Crit Care Nurs Q 2022 Jul-Sep 01;45(3):218-224
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Drs Khalif and Ranganathan) and Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dr DuMont).
Cardiogenic shock is a state of circulatory collapse due to low cardiac output resulting from heart failure. Heart failure in this setting may be due to left, right, or biventricular dysfunction. Acute myocardial infarctions remain the most common cause of cardiogenic shock, although in contemporary patient populations, the increasing prevalence of end-stage heart failure has resulted in a growing population of heart failure cardiogenic shock presentations. Read More