Cardiogenic Shock: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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A person comes into your ER room with a very weak pulse after a suffering a heart attack. You suspect:

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1. Based on this lesson's physiological knowledge, figure out which of the following would you most expect in a person during shock.

2. Knowing what you have learned in this lesson, which of the following would make the most sense as a more specific diagnostic test of shock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the physical effects of cardiogenic shock on various body systems, and how are these manifested? These are among the topics you will need to be familiar with in order to answer the questions presented in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions about the following:

  • What a very weak pulse following a heart attack indicates
  • Signs of cardiogenic shock
  • A diagnostic test for cardiogenic shock
  • The ability to recognize a true statement about shock
  • The term used to describe the volume of blood flowing through a particular tissue

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how specific systems are impacted during cardiogenic shock
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how shock can be treated
  • Interpreting information - read details about the symptoms of shock and make sure you interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

For further study, review the accompanying lesson called Cardiogenic Shock: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and describe cardiogenic shock
  • Indicate what 'shock' refers to
  • Use the analogy of a sprinkler system to explain the effects of cardiogenic shock
  • Detail the impact of cardiogenic shock on tissue, blood vessels, the kidneys and heart rate
  • Describe treatment options for cardiogenic shock