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What is the long-term prognosis for someone in shock?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The long-term prognosis for shock depends upon how quickly the cause of shock is treated and blood flow is restored to the vital organs. When shock begins, the cells of organs begin to die, and if too many cells die, the organ begins to fail. The more damage to the cells of each organ, the more irreversible the damage. With proper treatment administered as quickly as possible, the prognosis for someone in shock is good.

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