Methodology of True Pulmonary Blood Volume Determination
"True" pulmonary blood volume has been determined by three indicator-dilution methods in 96 subjects. In two methods a right or left ventricular mixing chamber is interposed between the injection and sampling sites while in the third such a mixing chamber is absent. The results strongly suggest that a ventricular mixing chamber is essential for valid determination of true pulmonary blood volume.
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