Achieving adequate perfusion pressure

Despite improving flow, organ function may still remain compromised by an inadequate perfusion pressure. Inotropes, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, and, for high-output states, vasopressors may be used alone or in combination to elevate perfusion pressure. The ideal perfusion pressure varies between individuals. In general, patients who were not previously hypertensive can often cope with mean systemic blood pressures in the range 60 to 70 mmHg (or lower), while long-term hypertensives often require higher mean pressures (e.g. 70-80 mmHg). The drawbacks of an excessive blood pressure are an increase in cardiac work and a decreased output.

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