7. Cardiogenic Shock

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  • CARDIOGENIC SHOCKFaculty of MedicineUniversity of Brawijaya

  • DEFINITION of SHOCKIT IS NOT LOW BLOOD PRESSURE !!!IT IS HYPOPERFUSION..Disorder of tissue perfusion as a result of imbalance between oxygen supply to and oxygen demand of the cells.All types of shock result in tissue perfusion disorder, which may develop acute circulatory failure or it is also called shock syndrome


  • DEFINITION OF CARDIOGENIC SHOCKSystolic BP < 90 mm Hg, or 30 mm Hg below baseline for at least 30 mins, evidence of poor tissue perfusion and persistence of shock after correction of non-myocardial factors (eg hypovolaemia, hypoxia, acidosis, arrhythmias)



  • RISK FACTORS FOR CARDIOGENIC SHOCK DUE TO AMI [ACUTE MYOCARD INFARCT]-MEDIATED LV DYSFUNCTIONAge > 65Female genderLarge infarctionAnterior infarctionPrior infarctionDM (diabetes mellitus)Prior HTN (hypertension)

  • POST-MORTEM STUDY OF SHOCK HEARTSAt least 40% of the myocardium infarcted in the aggregate (old and new injury)

    80% have significant LAD (left anterior descendent) disease

    2/3 have severe 3Vdz (three vessel disease)

  • OUTCOMES OF CARDIOGENIC SHOCKHistoric mortality 60-80%

    More recently reported mortality numbers67% in the SHOCK trial registry56% in GUSTO-I(v.s. 3% in Pts. without shock)

  • OUTCOMES OF CARDIOGENIC SHOCKThe ST pattern in Cardiogenic shock: 15-30 % Non-ST elevation MIOlderMortality: 77% 70-85% ST elevations MI/ New LBBBMortality: 53-63%


    Similar mortality in the two groups62.5% in non-ST elevation60.4% with ST elevation


    myocardial infarction including complications of myocardial infarction (eg acute mitral regurgitation, VSD, free wall rupture, LV aneurysm) end-stage cardiomyopathy myocardial contusion myocarditis LV outflow obstruction (HOCM, aortic stenosis) LV inflow obstruction (mitral stenosis, LA myxoma) sequela of cardiopulmonary bypass

  • ETIOLOGIES OF CARDIOGENIC SHOCKAcute myocardial infarction/ischemiaLV failureVSR(ventricular septal rupture)Papillary muscle/chordal rupture- severe MR (mitral regurgitation)Ventricular free wall rupture with subacute tamponadeOther conditions complicating large MIsHemorrhageInfectionExcess negative inotropic or vasodilator medicationsPrior valvular heart diseaseHyperglycemia/ketoacidosisPost-cardiac arrestPost-cardiotomyRefractory sustained tachyarrhythmiasAcute fulminant myocarditisEnd-stage cardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathy with severe outflow obstructionAortic dissection with aortic insufficiency or tamponadePulmonary emboluSevere valvular heart disease-Critical aortic or mitral stenosis, Acute severe aortic or MR

  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGYCompensatory mechanisms such as salt & water retention and peripheral vasoconstriction tend to exacerbate LV dysfunction. Also decreased perfusion pressure, especially in the presence of multi-vessel coronary disease leads to further depression of myocardial contractility.

  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SHOCK Effect of: Elevated LVEDP on coronary flow

    LVEDP(mm Hg)

  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SHOCKHypotension + LVEDP and critical stenosis Myocardial Hypoperfusion LV dysfunction Systemic lactic acidosis Impairment of non-ischemic myocardium worsening hypotension.

  • SCHEMATICLVEDP elevationHypotensionDecreased coronary perfusionIschemiaFurther myocardial dysfunctionNeurohormonal activation VasoconstrictionEnd-organ hypoperfusion

  • CLINICAL FINDINGSPhysical Exam: elevated JVP, +S3, rales, oliguria, acute pulmonary edema

    Hemodynamics: decreased CO (cardiac output), increased SVR (systemic vascular resistance), decreased SvO2 (oxygen saturation)

    Initial evaluation: hemodynamics (PA [pulmonary artery] catheter), echocardiography, angiography


    Echo for all patients to exclude surgically correctable lesion and tamponade and to look for RV infarction ECG: normal ECG virtually excludes possibility of cardiogenic shock caused by MI (myocardial infarction)


    AMI (acute myocard infarct)PE (pulmonary embolism)COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)PneumoniaAortic dissectionTamponadeAcute valvular insufficiencyHemorrhageSepsisDrug OD (over dosage) of negative inotropic/chronotropic agent

  • 4 POTENTIAL THERAPIES PressorsIntra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)FibrinolyticsRevascularization: CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting)/PCI (Per Cutaneous Coronary Intervention)

    Refractory shock: ventricular assist device, cardiac transplantation

  • TREATMENT OF CARDIOGENIC SHOCK optimize preload and afterload. Vasodilators should be given with extreme caution. Nitroprusside may cause coronary steal. Vasodilators particularly important when mitral regurgitation is a major contributing factor

  • TREATMENT (CONTINUED.)inotropes. Dobutamine unless shock is profound in which case drugs with vasoconstrictor actions preferable. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors should be reserved for those in whom catecholamines have failed to improve cardiac performance or those in whom arrhythmia or ischaemia limits catecholamine dose intra-aortic balloon pump. Only of value if subsequent revascularization is possible

  • TREATMENT (CONTINUED)thrombolysis. No definite evidence that this alters prognosis. May be less effective in patients with cardiogenic shock because of poor coronary blood flow. Combination of thrombolysis and IABP may be more effective. Mortality higher in those treated with t-PA compared to those treated with streptokinase

  • TREATMENT (CONTINUED..)PTCA (Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty). Probably treatment of choice in cases due to IHD (ischemic heart disease). Both PTCA and CABG need to be performed within first few hours (ideally within 2-4 h) of onset of symptoms. Result in improved survival at 6 months and 1 year although not at 30 days

  • TREATMENT (CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). May be of benefit if facilities immediately available. Operative mortality is high

  • TREATMENTPatients with RV infarction leading to cardiogenic shock particularly sensitive to volume depletion and prone to deterioration from bradycardia and loss of AV synchrony due to advanced heart block. Focus of therapy should be immediate restoration of adequate LV filling pressure, maintenance of sinus rhythm or synchronized pacing and use of dobutamine to stimulate RV systolic function

  • IABP (INTRA AORTIC BALLOON PUMP) IS A TEMPORIZING MEASUREAugments coronary blood flow in diastole

    Balloon collapse in systole creates a vacuum effect decreases afterload

    Decrease myocardial oxygen demand

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump


  • CONTRAINDICATIONS TO IABPSignificant aortic regurgitation or significant arteriovenous shunting Abdominal aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection Uncontrolled sepsis Uncontrolled bleeding disorder Severe bilateral peripheral vascular disease Bilateral femoral popliteal bypass grafts for severe peripheral vascular disease.

  • COMPLICATIONS OF IABPCholesterol EmbolizationCVA (cerebro vascular accident) Sepsis Balloon ruptureThrombocytopeniaHemolysisGroin InfectionPeripheral Neuropathy

  • HOCM (HYPERTROPHIC OBSTRUCTIVE CARDIOMYPATHY)usual methods used to treat cardiogenic shock exacerbate obstruction plasma volume expansion and IV titration of beta-blockers reduce ventricular outflow obstruction and improve cardiac output

  • PROGNOSIS OF PATIENTS WITH CARDIOGENIC SHOCKpoor only about 1/3 of patients actively treated survive initial episode and many of the survivors have continuing angina, CCF and decreased exercise tolerance approximately 1/2 with a surgically correctable lesion leave hospital RV function usually returns to normal in survivors of cardiogenic shock associated with RV infarction

  • PROGNOSIS50% of patients who require maximal therapy and IABP to come off bypass die. If ventricular assist device also required then only 35-45% survive. Functional prognosis for these survivors quite good Mortality without aggressive highly technical care is 70-90%. Hospitals without the facilities for IABP or high-risk angioplasty and surgical intervention should begin initial resuscitative measures and then make a rapid decision about transfer to a hospital with the necessary resources

  • Myocardial stunning and hibernation

  • MYOCARDIAL STUNNINGMechanical dysfunction of myocardium which persists despite absence of irreversible damage and restoration of normal or near-normal coronary flow and which recovers spontaneously.Clinically important in 3 settings:- after MI (especially after thrombolysis or primary angioplasty)- after complicated coronary interventions (when myocardium may be ischaemic for long periods, particularly if there is pre-existing LV dysfunction)- after cardiac surgeryMechanical circulatory support may be preferable to inotropes for patients with stunned myocardium as inotropes may adversely influence recovery of potentially ischaemic segments

  • HIBERNATING MYOCARDIUMMyocardium with impaired function that is persistently impaired at rest due to decreased coronary blood flow but which demonstrates improved function when balance between oxygen supply and demand is imp