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Influence of cardiac output level on oxygen exchange in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
1475-0961
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
5
Pages
275–282
Identifiers
PMID: 16939504
Source
Medline

Abstract

We concluded that in COPD patients, PaO(2) appeared to be maintained better when peripheral gas exchange coped with tissue demand without an increase in CO. Conversely, when the physiological increase in CO could not maintain adequate tissue gas exchange, PaO(2) continued to fall due to the cumulative effects of increasing CO on VA/Q inequalities and low PvO(2).

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