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Redesigning Care for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock The “Shock Team”

Amy G. Fiedler, MD1; Tae H. Song, MD1; David A. D’Alessandro, MD1
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1Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(7):685. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5517.
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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.


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July 1, 2016
Arthur Reshad Garan, MD; Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM; Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York
2Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, New York, New York
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(7):684-685. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5514.
July 1, 2016
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, MD; William Hallinan, RN, MS; H. Todd Massey, MD
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(7):685-686. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5498.
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