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Basic mechanisms in cardiogenic shock

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:part 2-biomarkers and treatment options
Cardiogenic shock mortality rates remain high despite significant advances in cardiovascular medicine and the widespread uptake of mechanical circulatory support systems. Except for early invasive angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention of the infarct-related artery, all other widely used therapeutic measures are based on low-quality evidence. The grim prognosis and lack of high-quality data warrant further action. Within Part 2 of this two-part educational review on basic mechanisms in cardiogenic shock, we aimed to highlight the current status of translating our understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock into clinical practice. We summarize the current status of biomarker research in risk stratification and therapy guidance. In addition, we summarized the current status of translating the findings from bench-, bedside, and biomarker studies into treatment options. Several large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are underway, providing a huge opportunity to study contemporary cardiogenic shock patients. Finally, we call for translational, homogenous, biomarker-based, international RCTs testing novel treatment approaches to improve the outcome of our patients.
Journal: European heart journal : acute cardiovascular care
ISSN: 2048-8726
Volume: 11
Pages: 366 - 374
Publication year:2022
Keywords:A1 Journal article