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Distribution of pulmonary blood flow in the perfluorocarbon-filled lung.

Authors
  • Morris, K P
  • Cox, P N
  • Mazer, C D
  • Frndova, H
  • McKerlie, C
  • Wolfe, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Intensive care medicine
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
26
Issue
6
Pages
756–763
Identifiers
PMID: 10945394
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Partially filling the lung with PFC results in a redistribution of pulmonary blood flow away from the dependent region of the lung. During PLV a different blood flow distribution may be seen between inspiration and expiration. The clinical significance of these findings has yet to be determined.

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