An awareness, Etiology, Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and treatment.
Cardiogenic shock is a state in which the
heart has been damaged so much that it
is unable to supply enough blood to the
organs of the body.
Cardiogenic shock, shock resulting from inadequate cardiac function, as from myocardial infarction or mechanical obstruction; characteristics include hypovolemia, hypotension, cold skin,
weak pulse, and confusion.
The most common causes are serious heart complications. Many of these occur during or after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). These complications include:
To diagnose cardiogenic shock, a catheter (tube) may be placed in the lung artery (right heart catheterization). Tests may show that blood is backing up into the lungs and the heart is not pumping properly.
Diagnosis and management of acute failure syndromes. In: Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, Libby P, eds.
Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2011:chap 27.
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