A lack of oxygen-rich blood reaching the brain, kidneys, skin, and other parts of the body causes the signs and symptoms of cardiogenic shock.
Some of the typical signs and symptoms of shock usually include at least two or more of the following:
Any of these alone is unlikely to be a sign or symptom of shock.
If you or someone else is having these signs and symptoms, call 9–1–1 right away for emergency treatment. Prompt medical care can save your life and prevent or limit organ damage.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.
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