AMI Cardiogenic Shock



Good Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock Are Associated With:

  • Early shock recognition1
  • Initiation of Impella® support pre-PCI
  • Less use of inotropes and vasopressors
  • Use of right heart catheterization (RHC) to optimize therapy1
  • Timely escalation of care

Unloading Pre-PCI Associated with Improved AMI Cardiogenic Shock Outcome

Right Heart Failure is Common in AMI Cardiogenic Shock and Associated with a Three-Fold Increase in Mortality

It is important to identify right heart dysfunction early and before the patient leaves the cath lab.


Step-by-step guide to left heart unloading with the Impella 5.0 heart pump.

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Femoral Access Techniques

Thomas Tu, MD, discusses his approach to safely and effectively obtain access in the femoral artery and techniques to place a sheath in preparation for Impella insertion.


Achieving >70% AMI Cardiogenic Shock Survival: Insight from National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study

William O'Neill, MD, explains how cardiac power output (CPO) and pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPi) are used to drive care for patients after angioplasty.

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Abiomed Academy provides self-guided online product training for health care professionals of all experience levels and roles.

Patient Management

Learn more about measuring cardiac power output (CPO) and pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPi), along with other patient management topics. 


  1. O'Neill, W.W., TCT 2020.