The Dye Dilution Method for Describing the Central Circulation
An Analysis of Factors Shaping the Time-Concentration Curves
In addition to providing accurate measurement of circulation times and cardiac output, the dye dilution curves may reveal the size and location of the volumes of blood with which the dye is mixed in the central circulatory system. A trivalent approach to the analysis of these curves is presented by a combination of theoretic analysis, mechanical system experimentation and clinical observation.
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