CARDIOGENIC SHOCK

What is Cardiogenic Shock?

Cardiogenic shock is a condition where the entire body is not receiving adequate blood flow due to damage to the heart muscle, often due to a heart attack. Other conditions which may weaken the heart include:

What are the Symptoms of Cardiogenic Shock?

Symptoms of cardiogenic shock can include the following:

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Lightheadedness

  • Weak pulse

  • Chest pain or discomfort

  • Confusion

  • Cool hands and feet

  • Pale, clammy skin

How is Cardiogenic Shock Diagnosed?

Tests used to quickly identify causes of shock include:​

What is the Treatment for Cardiogenic Shock?

Emergent medical treatment is necessary to restore blood flow to the heart and the body’s organs to prevent irreversible damage.  Because cardiogenic shock is diagnosed at the time of a heart attack, treatment of both often occur simultaneously. Life-saving treatments may include:​

HeartPlace Plano West has the best cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons in Plano, TX. 

HEARTPLACE PLANO WEST

6124 West Parker Road
Medical Building 3, Suite 536
Plano, Texas 75093

Phone: 972-378-9560

Fax: 844-290-4363

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

HEARTPLACE ALLEN

1105 Central Expressway North
Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor, Suite 2330

Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 972-649-6511

Fax: 844-290-4360

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

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