Characteristics of Shock Following Acute Reduction of Cardiac Output in Dogs
A state of shock followed the acute reduction of cardiac output caused by injection of a necrotizing solution into the myocardium. Decrease in blood pressure, decrease in circulating plasma volume, increase in hematocrit readings and the effect of re-expansion of the plasma volume established the similarity of this state to other forms of shock. Pulmonary blood volume decreased concurrently with cardiac output and effective plasma volume.
- Received January 14, 1954.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.