Contemporary reperfusion therapy for cardiogenic shock: The GUSTO-I trial experience
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Coronary Artery Disease
Because cardiogenic shock occurred most often after admission and with recurrent ischemia and reinfarction, recognizing signs of incipient shock may improve outcome. Fewer patients treated with rt-PA developed shock, yet those developing shock had the same high mortality rate as those presenting with shock, regardless of treatment. Only angioplasty was associated with a significantly lower mortality rate.