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Can you explain the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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