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Post-resuscitation syndrome often occurs after a successful CPR resuscitation and includes pathology that was not present prior to the need for CPR resuscitation. It is characterized by cardiac arrhythmias, decreased cardiac contractility, and CNS dysfunction. These are probably caused by mitochondrial damage. Also commonly seen is vascular obstruction, micro embolism, intravascular coagulation, altered hemodynamics and multiple organ failure. These are probably caused by no reflow phenomenon.

Perfusion Theory is an educational platform for the Oxygen Pressure Field Theory (OPFT). August Krogh’s theoretical concept of the oxygen pressure field is explained and then applied to clinical applications in perfusion practice.