Obstructive shock

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This is a type of cardiogenic shock that occurs when the heart cannot fill due to mechanical reasons.

Obstructive shock:

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They are similar to hypovolemic shock and are accompanied by signs of heart failure, i.e. shortness of breath, increased filling of the jugular veins, congestion in the lungs caused by pulmonary edema in left heart failure.

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