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.

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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?

No no no. shock is when organs are shutting down with secondary consequences of inflammation generally heart output is quite low. Heart failure is just not enough circulation (implied to be due to not enough pumping effective action) and output can be normal, slightly low, even elevated if the blood doesn't get to organs. You can get shock out of the blue (heart attack, bullet, poison) from being totally ok. Read more...
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...