The following is a selection of the most typical question about EURO SHOCK from patients and their families.
What is cardiogenic shock?
Cardiogenic shock is a condition occurring when your heart fails to pump enough blood around your body to meet the needs of all organs. The condition occurs following a severe heart attack. Cardiogenic shock occurs in 12% of all heart attacks, mostly among women and elderly and carries a fifty-fifty percent survival chance with current treatment procedures.
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What is Extracorporal Membrane Oxygenation?
The medical term “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation” is also known as “Extracorporeal Life Support”. It is a technique performed by a mechanical medical device, supporting the heart and lungs of patients, who themselves cannot meet the need for oxygenation to sustain their life.
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Who are partners in EURO SHOCK? EURO SHOCK unites the foremost medical doctors of cardio-vascular diseases in Europe. The project involves 12 university hospitals and two private companies from eight European countries. For the full list of partners click here.
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