Hypotension and Shock
Shock is a life-threatening, generalised form of acute circulatory failure associated with inadequate oxygen utilisation by the cells.
Shock may result in macrocirculatory and microcirculatory abnormalities.
Management components include recognition of pattern of shock, selecting appropriate treatment, specific therapy for the underlying problem and monitoring clinical response.
Resuscitation goals are based on “VIP” rule: V for ventilate, I for infuse and P for pump.
Lactate, mixed venous oxygen saturation and serial cardiac output measurements may help monitor response to therapy.
KeywordsMean Arterial Pressure Cardiogenic Shock Circulatory Shock Shock Reversal Tissue Hypoperfusion
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