Navin Kapur, MD, discusses his recent publication in JACC, “The Criteria for Defining Stages of Cardiogenic Shock Severity.” This paper builds on the work done to define the SCAI stages of shock severity, focusing specifically on Stage B. This paper modifies Stage B to include patients who are either hypotensive or hypoperfused, and Dr. Kapur emphasizes that Stage B is definitely not benighn and that “B” should stand for “bad” rather than “beginning.”

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