Its authors, pushing for more research, call for an “agnostic” approach to care that draws on multidisciplinary expertise.
Cardiogenic shock care extends beyond rapid decision-making at the bedside, a new review asserts. Clearer understanding of shock’s diversity and how best to tackle its acute manifestations, as well as a long-term perspective on what should happen thereafter, may improve outcomes in this challenging scenario.
The paper, published online yesterday in JACC: Heart Failure, gathers the existing literature and, as senior author Wayne B. Batchelor, MD (Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA), told TCTMD, outlines one center’s “homegrown protocol” for a multidisciplinary, team-based approach.
Cardiogenic shock is “ubiquitous, and historically it’s been extremely difficult to move the mark in the right direction for improving…