Mortality from cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infraction (MI) remains high, approaching or exceeding 50%, despite the development of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support technologies and the national standard of emergent angioplasty and stenting.  

SCAI developed its original shock classification in 2019 to provide a first-of-its-kind universal standardized vocabulary that would translate across settings and providers from emergency room physicians to critical care physicians, heart failure physicians, interventional cardiologists, and surgeons, as well as those on the frontline such as emergency medical technicians. While the system has been widely adopted for its simple and intuitive framework, and ability to discern gradations of severity of CS for the first time, recent validation studies conducted since 2019 have provided new detailed information to make the definition more powerful.  

In January 2022 SCAI released an updated expert consensus to its SCAI SHOCK classification that included modifications and clarifications based on accrued data and experience with the classification scheme.

At 2022 SCAI SHOCK we will bring together global experts from the fields of interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, emergency medicine, cardiac critical care, and cardiac surgery to give you a broad understanding of shock and its treatment based on the updated expert consensus statement

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