BACKGROUND: The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative is a single-arm, prospective, multicenter study to assess outcomes associated with early mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock (AMICS) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
METHODS: Between July 2016 and February 2019, 35 sites participated and enrolled into the study. All centers agreed to treat patients with AMICS using a standard protocol emphasizing invasive hemodynamic monitoring and rapid initiation of MCS. Inclusion and exclusion criteria mimicked those of the "SHOCK" trial with an additional exclusion criteria of intra-aortic balloon pump counter-pulsation prior to MCS.
RESULTS: A total of 171 consecutive patients were enrolled. Patients had an average age of 63 years, 77% were male, and 68% were admitted with AMICS. About 83% of patients were on vasopressors or inotropes, 20% had a witnessed out of hospital cardiac arrest, 29% had in-hospital cardiac arrest, and 10% were under active cardiopulmonary resuscitation during MCS implantation. In accordance with the protocol, 74% of patients had MCS implanted prior to PCI. Right heart catheterization was performed in 92%. About 78% of patients presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction with average door to support times of 85 ± 63 min and door to balloon times of 87 ± 58 min. Survival to discharge was 72%. Creatinine ≥2, lactate >4, cardiac power output (CPO)
CONCLUSION: In contemporary practice, use of a shock protocol emphasizing best practices is associated with improved outcomes.
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Basir, M. B., Kapur, N. K., Patel, K., Salam, M. A., Schreiber, T., Kaki, A., Hanson, I., Almany, S., Timmis, S., Dixon, S., Kolski, B., Todd, J., Senter, S., Marso, S., Lasorda, D., Wilkins, C., Lalonde, T., Attallah, A., Larkin, T., Dupont, A., … National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative Investigators (2019). Improved Outcomes Associated with the use of Shock Protocols: Updates from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 93(7), 1173–1183. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28307
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division