Obstructive shock is a form of shock associated with physical obstruction of the great vessels or the heart itself. Pulmonary embolism and cardiac tamponade are considered forms of obstructive shock.
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- Cotran, Ramzi S.; Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Nelso Fausto; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K. (2005). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders. p. 141. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1.
Aetiology:- 1/cardiac tamponade or pericadial tamponade (condition where the fluid accumlautes within the pericardium). 2/constrictive pericariditis seen in the later stage. 3/aortic stenosis(narrowing of aorta wall. 4/tension pneumothorax(condition in which the lungs completely collapse). 5/massive pulmonary embolism
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