Hypoperfusion and re-perfusion: The effect on bodily function


Intravenous literature: Perlow, M. (2013) Perfusion, Hypoperfusion, and Ischemia Processes: The Effect on Bodily Function. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 36(5), p.336–340.


Adequate perfusion is requisite for normal body function. Should perfusion be disrupted, a cascade of events may result that can lead to disruption of function and potentially cell, tissue, organ, and ultimately organism death. Contrary to logic, reperfusion as a modality of treatment is not without issues in the form of reperfusion injury.

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