Oxygen transport to the tissue and blood viscosity

  • H. Goslinga
  • H. W. De Vries
  • D. K. Appelboom
  • K. H. Wesseling
  • A. N. E. Zimmerman


For a long time it was assumed that essential to shock was a decrease in blood pressure. As a result, treatment consisted of restoring the blood pressure with vasoconstrictors. Blood pressure is still given a relatively important role as a criterion of the state of the circulation, but this is due more to the fact that the blood pressure is easier to measure than any other pathophysiological parameters.


Shear Rate Cardiac Index Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Output Cardiac Index Index Total Peripheral Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Goslinga
  • H. W. De Vries
  • D. K. Appelboom
  • K. H. Wesseling
  • A. N. E. Zimmerman

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