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

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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