Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Refining the stratification and prognosis of cardiogenic shock patients to improve their outcome

Published:September 05, 2022DOI:


      Risk stratification in patients with cardiogenic shock must incorporate the etiology, clinical phenotype, severity, complications, response to therapy, and non-modifiable risk factors for mortality. Tailoring the degree of hemodynamic support to the shock severity is a logical approach, but this must be guided by an in-depth understanding of the patient’s underlying hemodynamics, physiology, and candidacy for advanced therapies.
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