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Hypoperfusion and hypotension? How do they differ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Related but differ

While you are likely to hypoperfuse with hypotension, the idea differs in result.
Hypotension = a blood pressure that is lower than expected for age/size/situation & expected to be inadequate to push blood where needed. Perfusion, the actual distribution of blood & its nutrients within the capillary bed, can be inadequate because of a blockage, like a rubber band on your finger impairs flow.

In brief: Related but differ

While you are likely to hypoperfuse with hypotension, the idea differs in result.
Hypotension = a blood pressure that is lower than expected for age/size/situation & expected to be inadequate to push blood where needed. Perfusion, the actual distribution of blood & its nutrients within the capillary bed, can be inadequate because of a blockage, like a rubber band on your finger impairs flow.
Dr. James Ferguson
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