Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the heart cannot pump sufficient blood and oxygen to meet the body’s demands. Despite advances in medical interventions and treatments, cardiogenic shock is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Read the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s resource Cardiogenic Shock: What Is Cardiogenic Shock? at

Explore the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Resources for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) page at

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