Cardiogenic shock -what do doctors do to stabilize the situation?

Medication, IABP. A variety of IV medications may be used temporarily to improve pumping function of the heart and improve blood pressure. A balloon pump inserted into the aorta through the femoral artery in the groin helps unload the heart and improve blood flow to the tissues. A pacemaker may help if heart beat is too slow. All this is helpful only if the condition is reversible/ treatable.