cardiogenic shock

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cardiogenic shock

[¦kärd·ē·ō¦jen·ik ′shäk]
(medicine)
Shock due to inadequate arterial blood flow following left ventricular failure or pulmonary embolism.
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Rarely, LM had severe complications such as cardiac sudden death and mortal cardiac shock.
Clinically, all 37 patients presented with heart failure, and eight patients were in cardiac shock with severe metabolic acidosis that required intubation prior to performing the procedure.
She was given cardiac shocks at the scene but she died in hospital.