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[Clinical use of a minicomputer in heart surgery intensive care units].

Authors
  • Menicanti, L
  • Villani, M
  • Ricucci, G
  • Locatelli, G
  • Tiraboschi, R
  • Annecchino, F P
  • Crupi, G
  • Parenzan, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Giornale italiano di cardiologia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1978
Volume
8
Issue
9
Pages
1002–1007
Identifiers
PMID: 710757
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Authors present three respiratory parameters useful to estimate the respiratory and hemodynamic conditions of a cardiac patients before these turn into obvious pathological clinical pictures. The parameters are: alveolar-arterial oxygen difference, respiratory index and arterial-venous pulmonary shunts. The sophisticated mathematic calculations necessary to calculate and to elaborate such data are made, in few seconds, by a minicomputer which is very easy to work with. A clinical example in which the above-mentioned data have been employed helps to demonstrate their extreme usefulness.

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