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1

What is the primary cause of cardiogenic shock?

The heart being unable to pump adequately.

2

What are some causes of the heart being unable to pump adequately that may lead to cardiogenic shock?

myocardial infarction
acute valve rupture
pulmonary embolism
dysrhtmias (particularly VT)
cardiac tamponade
myocarditis

3

True or False - Cardigenic shock does not have a high mortality rate?

False - has a very high mortality rate unless underlying problem is corrected quickly.

4

What is the most common cause of cardiogenic shock?

Inadequate left ventricular function

5

Is a patient likely to respond to fluid therapy with left sided heart failure?

Unlikely to respond to IV fluids.

Use with caution as can make pulmonry odema worse.

6

Is oxygen indicated for cardiogenic shock?

Yes

7

Can cardiogenic shock also be caused by right sided heart failure?

Yes

8

If a patient has right sided ventricular failure, what signs might you see in the patient?

No pulmonary odema as left ventricle becomes relatively empty.

May see distended jugular veins.

9

What are the two pre hospital interventions that can significantly improve a patients' survival chances if they have cardiogenic shock?



1. thrombolysis for myocardial infarction when indicated
or
2. transport patient directly to hopital where problem can be fixed

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