The best way to prevent cardiogenic shock is to lower your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart attack. (For more information, go to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's "Your Guide to a Healthy Heart.")
If you already have CHD, it’s important to get ongoing treatment from a doctor who has experience treating heart problems.
If you have a heart attack, you should get treatment right away to try to prevent cardiogenic shock and other possible complications.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.
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