Elective Versus Emergency PCI: Cardiogenic Shock

  • Michael S. Kim
  • Jaekyoung Hong
  • Larry S. Dean


Percutaneous coronary intervention remains a mainstay in the daily practice of interventional cardiologists. While overall volumes of PCI in the United States are declining, one can argue that with the advent of newer technology and devices, the volume of anatomically high-risk PCI (i.e., left main stenting, diffuse coronary artery disease) and/or PCI in high-risk patients (i.e., cardiogenic shock, poor LV function, and last remaining conduit) will continue to rise. As a result, interventionalists in contemporary practice must be more vigilant than ever in performing thoughtful assessments of the indications and/or risks of PCI, as well as remain current on available data and devices in order to optimally guide their intra-lab decision making while caring for patients undergoing PCI in the catheterization laboratory.


Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Cardiogenic Shock Stent Thrombosis Vascular Access Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jaekyoung Hong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Larry S. Dean
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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