J Intensive Care Med 2020 Dec 7;35(12):1426-1433. Epub 2019 Feb 7.
Critical Care Department, Hospital Sant Joan Despi Moisès Broggi, Consorci Sanitari Integral, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Background: Cardiogenic shock (CS) is the most life-threatening manifestation of acute heart failure. Its complexity and high in-hospital mortality may justify the need for invasive monitoring with a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC).
Methods: Patients with CS included in the CardShock Study, an observational, prospective, multicenter, European registry, were analyzed, aiming to describe the real-world use of PAC, evaluate its impact on 30-day mortality, and the ability of different hemodynamic parameters to predict outcomes. Read More