To the Editor The Viewpoint by Tchantchaleishvili et al1 calling for organized statewide networks for the management of acute myocardial infarction–related cardiogenic shock brings to attention the critical need for multidisciplinary, multicenter, coordinated efforts to treat and manage patients presenting with cardiogenic shock. This is a timely message because the mortality rate for these patients remains nearly 50%, despite improving technologies and access to mechanical circulatory support.
Fiedler AG, Song TH, D’Alessandro DA. Redesigning Care for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock: The “Shock Team”. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(7):685. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5517
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