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How does cardiogenic shock affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cardiogenic shock is caused by a lack of blood getting to the brain, kidneys, and other body parts. Without adequate oxygen, your organs are not able to function properly, and they can be severely damaged. Even a short amount of time with no oxygen can irreversibly injure your organs and be potentially life-threatening.

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