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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Shock was also categorized into five major types, hypovolemic shock, cardiogenic shock, obstructive shock, distributive shock and septic shock.
Fulminant PE usually manifests as an acute episode characterized by respiratory failure, obstructive shock and/or CA.
For example, septic shock requires the removal and drainage of infected lesions and the immediate use of antibiotics; hypovolemic shock necessitates a blood transfusion; cardiogenic shock requires the amelioration of cardiac function; and obstructive shock necessitates the relief of obstructive factors.

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