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Does cardiogenic shock affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children do not generally get cardiogenic shock, as the probability of having a heart attack increases dramatically with age. However, there would be no major difference in effect on the patient or treatment strategy for children with the condition. The three main methods of treatment would still be considered for children - medication, medical procedures, and surgery.

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