Dear Nurses

Friday, September 21, 2007


A  patient, who has sustained a myocardial infarction, involving
the left coronary, may very readily go into cardiogenic shock.

The clinical picture is shown in the image above. The heart loses
its ability to pump blood around the body, resulting in:
-  chest pain, shortness of breath
- hypotension, cool, clammy skin
- EKG changes
- a decrease in urinary output
ICU care and mechanical ventilation become necessary
in the management of these patients.

To learn more about the patient in cardiogenic shock,
simply click on the link:
Diagnostic Tests ( Part 3)
Enjoy reading and learning more.
Updated 4/23


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