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Quantitative measurement of intrapulmonary and extrapulmonary right-to-left shunt.

Abstract:

We have developed a new technique that enables the shunting of blood from the right to the left side of the circulation to be partitioned into a cardiac and a lung component. The effects of recirculation are minimal, and the method does not require on-line data analysis. Quantitative estimates of these components have been made in two normal dogs and in five patients with raised pulmonary arterial pressures, some of whom were known to have a patent foramen ovale. The results were compared wit...

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Journal:
Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology
Volume:
54
Issue:
5
Pages:
1434-1438
Publication date:
1983-05-05
ISSN:
0161-7567
URN:
uuid:8d6f02c7-7075-4b83-8a43-3c2869085dad
Source identifiers:
71540
Local pid:
pubs:71540

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