CO2 Pressure Field: Quarter Blood Flow

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A reduction in the intracapillary blood flow velocity to only 25% of normal results in a 4 fold increase in the venoarterial CO2 gradient and greater retention of CO2 within the lethal corner area.

If the intracapillary blood flow velocity should drop to 25% of normal, the p[v-a]CO2 would quadruple and even more carbon dioxide will be retained in the lethal corner tissues, further depressing the pH and compromising homeostasis.

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.