H. G. THODE; L. A. DONATO; G. H. DEBUS; P. F. NACE; C. H. JAIMET
A method has been described previously for the determination of diastolic and residual blood volumes of the heart after intravenous injection of a radioactive tracer (gamma emitter), recording the time-concentration curve over the cardiac area by means of a scintillation counter.1 The method has been applied successfully to the evaluation of diastolic and residual blood volume in the right ventricle of normal subjects,2 using radioiodinated human serum albumin.
It has been pointed out1 that the radiocardiogram obtained by intravenous injection of radioactive tracer cannot be used in the same way for the calculation of the left heart volume, because of
THODE HG, DONATO LA, DEBUS GH, NACE PF, JAIMET CH. INHALATION RADIOCARDIOGRAPHY(INHALATION RADIOCARDIOGRAPHY*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:537–561. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-3-537
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