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Hypovolemic shock

Boyd, C.ORCID: 0000-0003-1361-2148 and Smart, L.ORCID: 0000-0003-4776-2849 (2018) Hypovolemic shock. In: Brobatz, K.J., Hopper, K., Rozanski, E. and Silverstein, D.C., (eds.) Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 986-992.

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Hypovolemic shock is a common problem in small animal emergency medicine. It occurs when a decrease in circulating blood volume decreases cardiac output and impairs oxygen delivery to the tissues. Hypovolemic shock is immediately life‐threatening if untreated. Furthermore, delayed or inadequate treatment can lead to subsequent complications. The emergency clinician should rapidly assess all emergency patients for hypovolemic shock using physical examination parameters. Monitoring equipment, laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging are also a useful adjunct in assessment of hypovolemic shock. This chapter will also briefly cover fluid resuscitation options and endpoint goals for hypovolemic shock.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Copyright: © 2019 John Wiley & Sons
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