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 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.
Achieving >70% AMICS Survival: Insight from NCSI Study
William O'Neill, MD, discusses the application of best practices from the NCSI Study.
Using the NCSI Study Algorithm
Inder Singh, MD, presents a patient with AMI cardiogenic shock successfully treated following the NCSI Study algorithm.
- O'Neill, W.W., TCT 2020.