Cardiogenic shock. Definition

Medical Definition: cardiogenic shock

Shock caused by primary failure of the heart, in maintaining adequate cardiac output to maintain basal functions of different organs (see heart failure, circulatory failure). The most common cause is acute myocardial infarction, although there are many other causes (bradycardia and extreme tachycardia, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiac tamponade, etc.).

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