IABP, a Solution for Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction?
Cardiogenic shock is a condition in which your heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. Cardiogenic shock is rare, but it's often fatal if not treated immediately. If treated immediately, about half the people who develop the condition survive.
Cardiogenic shock signs and symptoms include:
Because cardiogenic shock usually occurs in people who are having a severe heart attack, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. These include:
In most cases, a lack of oxygen to your heart, usually from a heart attack, damages its main pumping chamber (left ventricle). Without oxygen-rich blood circulating to that area of your heart, the heart muscle can weaken and go into cardiogenic shock.
Rarely, damage to your heart's right ventricle, which sends blood to your lungs to receive oxygen, leads to cardiogenic shock.
Other possible causes of cardiogenic shock include:
If you have a heart attack, your risk of developing cardiogenic shock increases if you:
Contemporary treatment strategy of cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction are linked on the right side.
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