SCAI 2021: The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative – A "Reproducible Pathway of Care" for Community Hospitals and Academic Centers


William O'Neill, MD
Principal Investigator; Medical Director, Henry Ford Hospital's Center for Structural Heart Disease, Detroit, Michigan
Babar Basir, DO
Principal Investigator; Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

The results of a large, national study show that more than 400 patients with cardiogenic shock survived at a significantly higher rate when treated with a protocol developed by cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, in collaboration with four metro Detroit hospitals. 

The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) results demonstrated a survival rate of 71% in patients whose heart attack was complicated by cardiogenic shock and were treated with the protocol. Researchers announced the trial results at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions.

Read more about the trial.

Learn more about the cardiogenic shock treatment protocols and the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative.