Essay on Perfusion Is A Essential Component Of Our Everyday Living

1083 Words Nov 12th, 2015 5 Pages
Perfusion is a vital component to our everyday living. The definition of perfusion is the process of the body delivering blood to a capillary bed in its biological tissue (Merriam-Webster, 2015). This process helps our blood that caries oxygen get to our vital organs in the body, such as, the brain, lungs, and to our extremities. When our perfusion is compromised however, our blood cannot complete its task and get the oxygen to the parts of our body that need it. If the body does not have a key factor like oxygen to carry out its duty, it cannot function properly. In the next couple of paragraphs, I will be discussing the perfusion exemplars such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and traumatic brain injury. I’ll explain what these exemplars are, how they can compromise our well-being, and give you a specific example of how I encountered perfusion issues in the hospital setting.
Concept Exemplars The first exemplar is Congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF is defined as an abnormal clinical syndrome that involves inadequate pumping and/or filling of the heart (Lewis, 2014). Because your heart isn’t pumping blood properly, it isn’t perfusing an efficient blood supply to the body. Depending on which side of the heart is malfunctioning (left or right), it can cause numerous medical problems, such as, dyspnea, fatigue, heart murmurs, JVD, pulmonary edema, pleural effusions, and tachycardia (Lewis, 2014). Next is Hypertension, which is a blood…

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