obstructive shock

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Related to obstructive shock: distributive shock, cardiogenic shock, septic shock
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Noun1.obstructive shock - shock caused by obstruction of blood flow
shock - (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
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Septic shock Hypovolemic shock Unknown cause shock Cardiogenic shock Obstructive shock Other: -- 3.
PCT rises with bacterial sepsis, but usually does not in hypovolemic, cardiogenic, or obstructive shock.
One had obstructive shock due to massive pulmonary embolism and another had haemorrhagic shock due to aortic dissection.

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