Revista Costarricense de Cardiología
versión impresa ISSN 1409-4142
ZELEDON S, Fernando et al. Choque cardiogénico: Historia, fisiopatología e implicaciones terapeúticas. Parte I. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.2, pp. 24-32. ISSN 1409-4142.
Cardiogenic shock: History, pathophysiology and therapeutic implications. Part I. Cardiogenic shock is the major cause of death among patients with acute coronary syndrome. The history as well as physiologic and pathophysiologic analysis of this clinical condition, based on its therapeutic management, are presented. This management predominantly involves urgent coronary angioplasty/stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery.
Palabras llave : cardiogenic shock; acute myocardial infarction; angioplasty; coronary artery bypass graft.