Cardiogenic Shock: A Case Study

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Ms. Jones is in an extremely critical situation, due to her development of cardiogenic shock and her current need for multiple catecholamines. Cardiogenic shock is the end result of substantial cardiovascular injury with myocardial infarction and emergent revascularization being at the top of the list (Levy et. al, 2015). Patients that experience cardiogenic shock need extensive care and monitoring which has landed her a place on the critical care unit. Dopamine has predominantly beta-adrenergic effects at lower doses and alpha-adrenergic effects at higher doses, but its effects are relatively weak (Vincent & Backer, 2013). If the dopamine and dobutamine used reach their therapeutic maximums, the physician may consider adding other Alpha and

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