Early Identification of Cardiogenic Shock Improves Outcomes
Timely treatment adhering to a best practice protocol that includes early use of mechanical circulatory support, hemodynamic monitoring, and aggressive reduction of inotropes and pressors, can help patients achieve myocardial recovery.1
Patient Identification Resources
NCSI Study Algorithm
Identify patients who need hemodynamic support using the best practices learned in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study.
SCAI Stages of Cardiogenic Shock
Rapidly assess patients and facilitate better communication between clinicians using the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Intervention (SCAI) shock pyramid.
Resources from the Education Library
Implementing a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol to Improve Outcomes
Alexander Truesdell, MD, and Benham Tehrani, MD, discuss their experience implementing a cardiogenic shock protocol at Inova Heart & Vascular Institute.
Cardiogenic Shock Working Group and SCAI Shock Stages
Navin Kapur, MD, provides an update from the Cardiogenic Shock Working Group and discusses the SCAI shock stages
Final Results from the NCSI Study Demonstrate the Benefit of Early Cardiac Unloading with Impella
The final results of the physician-led NCSI Study demonstrate a 71% survival to discharge with greater than 90% native heart recovery when best practices are used, including placement of an Impella heart pump prior to revascularization (PCI).
- O'Neill, W.W., TCT 2020.