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Does the ischemic injury lead to hypoxia?
Ischemia is insufficient blood flow to provide adequate oxygenation. This, in turn, leads to tissue hypoxia (reduced oxygen) or anoxia (absence of oxygen).
What is ischemic and hypoxic injury?
Regardless of the specific cause of injury, the common underlying physiologic processes that result in HII are diminished cerebral blood flow (ischemia) and reduced blood oxygenation (hypoxemia). In general, infants and children are more likely to suffer asphyxial events, which result in hypoxemia and brain hypoxia.
Is hypoxia an injury?
The brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen to survive. If the oxygen supply is interrupted, the functioning of the brain is disturbed immediately and irreversible damage can quickly follow. This is known as hypoxic or anoxic brain injury.
How does hypoxic injury occur?
Hypoxicischemic injury, also known as stagnant anoxia, may: occur when oxygen-carrying blood cannot reach the brain, resulting in oxygen deprivation. be caused by strokes, but can also be caused by other pulmonary conditions, such as cardiac arrest or cardiac arrhythmia.
Why is ischemia more potentially damaging than hypoxemia?
In ischemic tissues, anaerobic energy generation will cease after glycolytic substrates become depleted or the metabolic process is inhibited by the accumulation of metabolites not otherwise removed by organ perfusion. Therefore, during ischemia, tissue injury develops more rapidly than during hypoxia.
What are ischemic injuries?
Ischemic injury is caused by diminished or absent blood flow. The main mechanism of injury in ischemia is hypoxia (as described above).
Which is worse hypoxia or ischemia?
Global ischemia is worse than hypoxia, hypoglycemia, and seizures because, in addition to causing energy failure, it results in accumulation of lactic acid and other toxic metabolites that are normally removed by the circulation.
Are hypoxemia and hypoxia the same?
Hypoxemia (low oxygen in your blood) can cause hypoxia (low oxygen in your tissues) when your blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to your tissues to meet your body’s needs. The word hypoxia is sometimes used to describe both problems.