Recognize and manage cardiogenic shock

Don't miss the signs of cardiogenic shock! Learn to diagnose it, differentiate it from other types of shock, and treat it effectively with Dr Lorrel E.B. Toft.

Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD
Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD
3rd Oct 2023 • 1m read
Introduction to Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is often misdiagnosed or treated inappropriately. For example, hypotensive patients are given fluids and vasopressors, but this is the incorrect treatment for cardiogenic shock. Cardiogenic shock is also often missed as patients may not be overtly or profoundly hypotensive. 

In this course, Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD, Practicing Clinical Cardiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, will teach you how to:

  • Diagnose cardiogenic shock.
  • Describe the hemodynamic derangements in cardiogenic shock.
  • Differentiate cardiogenic shock from other types of shock.
  • Use invasive hemodynamic monitoring in cardiogenic shock.
  • Outline a treatment plan for a patient in cardiogenic shock.

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Fluids and vasopressors, that’s the treatment for a patient in shock, right? 

Not if the patient is in cardiogenic shock! 

In this course, you’ll learn how to diagnose cardiogenic shock, that pesky type of shock that isn’t like the others. You’ll also learn the basic principles of hemodynamic management in cardiogenic shock, and how to tailor treatment for each individual patient.