Hemodynamic Effects of Hyperoxia in Hemorrhagic Shock

  • H. Bitterman
  • V. Brod
  • N. Bitterman
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Hemodynamic changes that occur during hemorrhagic shock (peripheral vasoconstriction, decreased cardiac output, and a falling hemoglobin concentration) diminish the availability of oxygen to the tissues [1, 2]. The resulting tissue hypoxia is a major proximal trigger of the pathophysiological cascade of events which leads to the development of multiple organ system failure after severe hemorrhage and a key determinant of the outcome of hemorrhagic shock [1,3].


Hemorrhagic Shock Hemodynamic Effect Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Functional Capillary Density 
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