- a type of shock caused by decreased cardiac output despite adequate blood volume, owing to a disease of the heart itself, as myocardial infarction, or any other factor that interferes with the filling or emptying of the heart.
Compare hypovolemic shock.
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- Shock resulting from a decline in cardiac output that occurs as a result of serious heart disease, especially myocardial infarction.
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