Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Leveraging Existing STEMI Networks to Regionalize Cardiogenic Shock Systems of Care: Efforts to Expand the Scope Could Improve Shock Outcomes

Published:November 15, 2022DOI:
      Brief Summary
      Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a high-acuity and time-sensitive condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality that may be best served with centralized care by an experienced multi-disciplinary team. We propose that existing Canadian “hub-and-spoke” systems for timely revascularization in ST-elevation myocardial infarction can be leveraged to expand, and ultimately improve timely referral, transfer, and survival of CS patients.


      CICU (cardiac intensive care unit), ICU (intensive care unit), MD (medical doctor), SCAI (society of coronary angiography and interventions), STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction)
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