Case #1: A 62 yo M anterior STEMI, cold and clammy on arrival for primary PCI to the cath lab.
Case #2: A 45 yo F presents to the ER in shock, HR 160, lactate 4, POCUS shows EF 15- 20%, ER working diagnosis is tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy.
Mortality associated with cardiogenic shock remains close to 50%. New approaches and technologies may improve this outcome. This session is designed to discuss the value in developing cardiogenic shock teams and algorithms to optimize care and outcomes for this morbid condition. The cases include both coronary and noncoronary cardiogenic shock presentations occurring in academic and community centers. The panel will discuss the complexities of decision making in these scenarios and the role of individual team members in care algorithms.