Chapter 14. Cardiogenic Shock

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Divaka Perera MD and
  2. Gerald S. Carr-White MD

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch14

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Perera, D. and Carr-White, G. S. (2010) Cardiogenic Shock, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Cardiology, Guys' and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • Cardiogenic shock complicating AMI;
  • Clinical manifestations and diagnosis;
  • Assessment of regional wall motion and global LV function;
  • Invasive haemodynamic monitoring;
  • Aortic counterpulsation in cardiogenic shock;
  • Contraindications and complications of the IABP;
  • Management of a patient receiving counterpulsation;
  • Percutaneous or surgical revascularisation?


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Causes and epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical manifestations and diagnosis

  • Management of cardiogenic shock

  • Specific conditions

  • References