Circulatory shock/Repetitorium

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Circulatory shock

Inability to maintain adequate blood flow through peripheral tissues and arterial blood pressure.

Cause:[edit | edit source]

  • The imbalance between the volume of blood and the volume of the vascular bed caused by:
Hypovolemic shock:
Distribution shock:

The shock phase:[edit | edit source]

  • initial (activation of compensatory mechanisms)
  • Progressive (failure of compensatory mechanisms)

Consequences:[edit | edit source]

  • Tissue ischemia and microcirculation
  • Consequences of damage to individual organs

Treatment:[edit | edit source]

  • Maintaining the volume of circulating fluid
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Corticosteroids

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Source[edit | edit source]

    • VÍZEK, Martin. Repetitorium [online]. [cit. 2011-11-02]. <>.