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A woman in her early 50s with a history of poorly controlled hypertension was admitted to the intensive care unit for an electrical storm complicating an anterolateral myocardial infarction. After admission, she went into a cardiogenic shock refractory to medical treatment and was proposed for mechanical circulatory support. However, her clinical condition suddenly deteriorated, with severe hypotension, absent femoral pulses and a significant fall of haemoglobin without visible blood loss. …
Contributors SBR took the lead in writing the manuscript and worked on the figures. All authors provided critical feedback and helped shape the manuscript.
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