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Does hypovolemic shock affect the elderly different than younger adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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

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