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Management and outcome of cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction in hospitals with and without on-site catheterisation facilities
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    Is Higher Blood Pressure always better for Patients With Post-MI Cardiogenic Shock ?

    Dear Editor

    Cardiogenic shock is an ominous complication of myocardial infarction (MI), occurring in 4 to 7%of cases. The majority of patients have an ST elevation (Q wave) MI, but cardiogenic shock can occur, although less frequently after a non-ST elevation (non-Q wave) MI.[1,4]

    The clinical definition of cardiogenic shock is decreased cardiac output and evidence of tissue hypoxia in the presence of adequ...

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