Macro- and microcirculation are important parameters in cardiogenic shock. Microcirculation is relevant for monitoring organ function and prognosis. Serum lactate might be the best daily life parameter to assess microcirculation, and the crude 8-hour value can be used for outcome prediction. Any treatment should consider the consequences of microcirculation and macrocirculation.
"Microcirculation versus Macrocirculation in Cardiogenic Shock,"
Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics: Vol. 1(1)
Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/josh/vol1/iss1/5