Purpose of Review
The purpose of this review is to discuss the value of echocardiography-based hemodynamic assessment for management of patients with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock, with literature review of up-to-date clinical science in this area. To illustrate clinical utility, we describe a case of a 64-year-old male with cardiogenic shock requiring temporary mechanical support for whom echocardiography was used among other techniques for hemodynamic evaluation and management.
There is a growing body of literature on the use of echocardiography for hemodynamic assessment of patients with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock. This includes data on the use of well-established parameters such as assessment of volume status and cardiac output, as well as newer parameters including cardiac power output and pulmonary artery pulsatility index.
Echocardiography is a vital non-invasive tool for hemodynamic diagnosis and management of patients with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock.
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Mohammad, A., Karamat, S., Majeed, Y. et al. Echo-Based Hemodynamics to Help Guide Care in Cardiogenic Shock: a Review. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep 15, 57–67 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12410-022-09572-y