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Doctor insights on: Cardiac Arrest Vs Cardiogenic Shock

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock?

Function: cardiac arrest means the heart has stopped working electrically. cardiogenic shock means the heart muscle has stopped working ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Yes: Shock essentialy is very low BP and no urine output.And usually unconciousness this could be due to weakness of heart muscle (cardiogenic), severe dehydration and low intravascular volume (hypovolemic) or severe infection (septic). ...Read more

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Is heart faliure the same thing as cardiogenic shock?

Is heart faliure the same thing as cardiogenic shock?

Degree of severity: CHF means inability of the heart to meet the necessary blood supply to the body and results in fluid congestion due to inadequate forward flow of blood from the heart and build up of back pressure. Cardiogenic shock is an extreme form of CHF where the blood flow from the heart is so poor it results in low blood pressure and damage to multiple organs from lack of blood supply (hence lack of o2. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between hypoxia and cardiogenic shock?

Is there a relationship between hypoxia and cardiogenic shock?

Yes: In Cardiogenic Shock hypoxemia can develop because of the low cardiac output. There is reduced delivery of oxygen to the body (because of the heart failing) coupled with the increased extraction of oxygen by the body. This leads to a lower than normal oxygen saturation of venous blood returning to the heart. ...Read more

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Hi! I have trouble differentiating the cardiogenic shock and the heart failure; is it right to see the heart failure as a pre-shock state?

Hi! I have trouble differentiating the cardiogenic shock and the heart failure; is it right to see the heart failure as a pre-shock state?

Are you in medical : profession? Cardio genic shock is a very serious condition. Like major heart attack or severe arrhythmia where heart itself is not able to pump blood and needs extr ordinary measures to revive cardiac function. One would be in ER/ICU/or under care ofParamedics. Heart failure is usually a chronic condition due to under lying problem with heart. Can get exacerbated at times. ...Read more

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How do you manage cardiogenic shock?

Multimodal: Treat the underlying cause first. Generally, we give medication that increase the heart's ability to pump effectively. We try to remove excess fluid from circulation with diuretics. We can also reduce the constriction in the arteries, making it easier for the heart to pump (less resistance.) We often monitor these treatments with catheters in the radial artery and vena cava. ...Read more

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Cardiogenic shock -what do doctors do to stabilize the situation?

Cardiogenic shock -what do doctors do to stabilize the situation?

Medication, IABP: A variety of IV medications may be used temporarily to improve pumping function of the heart and improve blood pressure. A balloon pump inserted into the aorta through the femoral artery in the groin helps unload the heart and improve blood flow to the tissues. A pacemaker may help if heart beat is too slow. All this is helpful only if the condition is reversible/ treatable. ...Read more

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What are the expected blood results in a person cardiogenic shock?

Multiple abnormal: Elevated lactate levels, metabolic acidosis (low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels), elevated b type natriuretic peptide, abnormal liver function tests, abnormal kidney function with elevated BUN and creatinine and abnormsl cardiac enzymes are some of the abnormsl blood tests in cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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Can you explain the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock?

Can you explain the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock?

SEE below: Cardiogenic shock is a syndrome in which the heart is unable to adequately pump blood to the major organs of the body usually as result of significant damage to the heart (commonly as aresult of a heart attack).Blood pressure is very low , skin is very cool or cold, urine output is low and frequently kidney failure occurs.Other signs include anxiety, rapid pulse, decreased mental status. ...Read more

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What is the difference between CHF and cardiogenic shock?

What is the difference between CHF and cardiogenic shock?

Cardiogenic shock: Shock is a very severe circulatory impairment where the body isn't getting the cardiac output it needs to function. Cardiogenic shock is when the heart is the cause of the shock. CHF is a less severe heart dysfunction characterized by fluid retention in the lungs and sometimes peripheral tissues. Cardiogenic shock can be the end stage of chf. ...Read more

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Whats a cause of cardiogenic shock?

Whats a cause of cardiogenic shock?

Low cardiac output: Cardiogenic shock occurs because of a low output state causing significant low blood pressure. The decrease in cardiac output results from congestive heart failure and or an abrupt insult the cardiac muscle resulting in less cardiac function and this less output. The management involves mess lie, dobutamine, as well as BP raising rx such as Dopamine or levophed (norepinephrine). Balloon pump insertion may help. ...Read more

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Why dopamine is used in cardiogenic shock?

Dopamine: Dopamine is used when blood pressure and cardiac output are severely compromised and the risks of using the drug are exceeded by the potential benefits. ...Read more

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How could a teenager have cardiogenic shock?

How could  a teenager have cardiogenic shock?

See below:: Although heart attacks (when 1 or more of the coronary arteries become blocked) are the most common cause, cardiogenic shock can also be due to other conditions, such as inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). Other causes include drug overdoses or poisoning with subtances that can affect a heart's pumping ability. ...Read more

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What the investigation for cardiogenic shock?

What the investigation for cardiogenic shock?

CCU management: Ccu management to optimize tissue and cardiac perfusion. Aim should be to optimize oxygenation and blood pressure such that vital organs survive. Investigate causes (include mi, arrhythmia, acute valvular dysfunction, chf, or a systemic problem that has destabilized a tenuous chronic cardiac condition like cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What is cardiogenic shock?

Bad: Inadequate pumping resulting in low blood pressure, underperfusion of vital organs leading to multiorgan failure, with lung congestion, renal impairment, liver dysfunction, and reduced mentation. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more