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New treatment fails to save patients with cardiogenic shock after heart attack

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7599.872-b (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:872

Cardiogenic shock after myocardial infarction is often lethal. The urgent search for better treatments led scientists to the nitric oxide pathway, which is activated during a heart attack and causes vasodilation and myocardial depression. Preventing the release of nitric oxide …

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