Dr. Alexander Truesdell: “Team of Teams” for Treating Cardiogenic Shock

June 3, 2019

Dr. Alex Truesdell of Virginia Heart discusses how a “team of teams” approach to treating cardiogenic shock can standardize care and improve outcomes. He also discusses the recent improvement in cardiogenic shock survival at Inova Heart and Vascular. After Inova Heart and Vascular Institute instituted a best practice protocol that includes early use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support, AMI cardiogenic shock survival at 30 days rose from 44% to 82% (p=0.0001).

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