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Textbook Problem

Case 1

As a result of the gunshot wound to the chest, the patient lost a large amount of blood. Because of the excessive blood loss, the patient was

Summary Introduction

To review:

The consequences of excessive blood loss in the patient in the given case study.

Introduction:

A 12-year-old girl was a victim of a drive-by shooting. She was shot in the upper anterior chest between the second and third ribs. Her skin felt cool and clammy and her vitals decreased badly. She got shot in the upper anterior chest and the bullet passed through the upper portion of the aorta.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case- 1 for further information.

Explanation

Loss of blood decreases the blood pressure and therefore, a hypotensive patient (low blood pressure patient) becomes unconscious. Low blood pressure causes decreased blood supply and decreased oxygen in the blood...

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