chapter  126
Cardiogenic Shock
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Cardiogenic shock is a clinical state in which the function of either the left ventricle, right ventricle, or both, is inadequate to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs.The most common causes of cardiogenic shock are related to acute myocardial infarction, end-stage cardiomyopathy, severe myocarditis from any cause, critical valvular heart disease such as aortic stenosis or mitral stenosis, severe hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, and as a complication of cardiopulmonary bypass. This chapter addresses cardiogenic shock as a complication of acute myocardial infarction.