Want to Take FREE Nursing Practice Questions?
We have put together the World's Largest Bank of Nursing Practice Questions, and are letting you have access for FREE! You get to test out the system with 25 free nursing practice questions to start, and then memberships start at only a few bucks per month! Get started now for free - no credit card required!
- Decreased cardiac contractility
- Decreased central venous pressure
- Decreased heart rate
- Decreased systemic vascular resistance
A patient with a cardiac condition is at risk of developing cardiogenic shock when the heart has been damaged enough that it is unable to effectively pump blood to perfuse vital organs. The patient will most often experience a decrease in blood pressure and a weak or thready pulse. Cardiac contractility, the degree of performance of the heart's contractions, will also be diminished when cardiogenic shock develops.
How Would You Rate The Quality of This Question?
We’re always trying to improve, so your feedback is vital to helping us make this resource as good as possible. Was it well written? Good content?
How Other Nurses Stack Up
Answered The Question Correctly.