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Cardiogenic Shock

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Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Abstract

Shock is a clinical state in which target tissue perfusion is inadequate to supply vital substrates and remove metabolic waste. Inadequate cellular oxygenation leads to marked generalized impairment of cellular function and multiorgan failure. Autopsy studies indicate that combined new and old extensive myocardial infarctions (MIs) consistently involve more than 40% of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium.

Keywords

Right Ventricular Cardiogenic Shock Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Severe Mitral Regurgitation 
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