Distributive shock

Distributive shock is caused by peripheral vascular dilatation resulting in drop in peripheral resistance.

The cardiac output is often increased however, the perfusion of vital organs is comprised because the body loses its ability to distribute blood properly.

Ref; Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2 responses to “Distributive shock”

  1. […] Management is often based on the cause of the shock or the type of shock. […]


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