Skip to main content

Table 3 Presumed microcirculatory changes identified via hand-held videomicroscopy for the various types of hemodynamic coherence loss

From: The vulnerable microcirculation in the critically ill pediatric patient

  Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4
FCD ↓↓↓
Tube Ht = ↓↓↓ =/↑ =
Discharge Ht ↓↑ ↓↓ ↓↓↓ =
HI ↑↑↑ = = =
  1. Type 1, flow heterogeneity; type 2, hemodilution; type 3, constriction tamponade; type 4, edema. See text for further information
  2. FCD functional capillary density, Ht hematocrit, HI heterogeneity index