What causes obstructive shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Answer

Obstructive shock results from an intrinsic or extrinsic obstruction of circulation. Pulmonary embolism and pericardial tamponade both result in obstructive shock.


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