Pulmonary Blood Volume and Pulmonary Capillary Blood Volume in Valvular Heart Disease
Measurements of pulmonary blood volume (PBV) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) and hemodynamic studies were made in a series of 106 patients with valvular heart disease (62 with predominant mitral lesions and 44 with predominant aortic lesions). The results were compared with the data obtained from 14 "normal" patients and nine normal subjects. In 14 "normal" patients, the PBV varied from 204 to 315 ml/m2 with a mean value of 269 ml/m2, while in nine "normal" patients and nine normal subjects the Vc ranged from 39 to 66 ml/m2 with a mean value of 54 ml/m2.
- Indicator-dilution curves
- Hemodynamic studies
- Cardiac catheterization
- Systolic murmur
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