ReviewsMyocardial dysfunction after cardiac arrest: tips and pitfallsOrtuno, Sofiaa,b; Geri, Guillaumec,d; Bouguoin, Wulfrand,e,f,g,h; Cariou, Alaina,b,d,f,g,h; Aissaoui, Nadiaa,b,d,f,g,h Author Information aAssistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) Cochin, Intensive Care Medicine bUniversité de Paris, Paris cDepartment of Cardiology and Critical Care, Clinique Ambroise Paré, Neuilly-sur-Seine dAfter-ROSC Network, Paris eService de Médecine Intensive Réanimation, Hôpital Privé Jacques Cartier, Ramsay Générale de Santé, Massy fINSERM U970 gParis Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC), European Georges Pompidou Hospital hParis Sudden-Death-Expertise-Centre, Paris, France Received 9 November 2021 Accepted 21 January 2022 Correspondence to Nadia Aissaoui, MD PhD, Cochin, Intensive Care Medicine, 27 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 58 41 21 39; e-mail: [email protected] European Journal of Emergency Medicine: June 2022 - Volume 29 - Issue 3 - p 188-194 doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000904 Buy Metrics Abstract Postcardiac arrest shock (PCAS) is defined by hemodynamic instability occurring in the first hours after cardiac arrest (CA) and is a major cause of mortality among patients hospitalized after CA. It includes vasoplegia and myocardial dysfunction. This postcardiac arrest myocardial dysfunction is supposed to recover within the 3 days. However, there are many unknowns regarding its definition, its prognosis value and its management. In this review dedicated to emergency physicians, we choose to address tips and pitfalls they should know regarding this prevalent syndrome. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.