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Does hemorrhagic shock affect the elderly different than younger adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hemorrhagic shock is particularly dangerous to older individuals. The elderly tend to have less healthy circulatory systems. Hemorrhagic shock can increase their risk of heart attack and stroke. Blood loss in the elderly requires particularly rapid and thorough attention.

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