Peripheral circulatory collapse involves outlying arteries and veins in the body and can result in gangrene, organ failure or other serious complications. This form is sometimes called peripheral vascular failure, shock or peripheral vascular shutdown.
The effects of a circulatory collapse vary based on the type of collapse it is. Periphial collapses usually involve abnormally low blood pressure and result in collapsed arteries and/or veins, leading to oxygen deprivation to tissues, organs, and limbs.
Acute collapse can result from heart failure and results in collapse of the primary vessels of the heart collapsing, perhaps combined with cardiac arrest.
A very large range of medical conditions can cause circulatory collapse. These include, but are not limited to:
A comparison of central venous-arterial and mixed venous-arterial carbon dioxide tension gradient in circulatory failure
Oct 01, 2007; SUMMARY The arterial and mixed venous carbon dioxide tension gradient has been shown to increase when there is a decrease in...