H. Kazemi, M.D., F.A.C.P.; F. Al Bazzaz, M.D.
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Regional distribution of pulmonary blood flow and ventilation was determined at the bedside in the sitting position in patients within 5 days after myocardial infarction or hospitalization because of angina and 3 months after recovery from infarction. Distribution studies were performed with 133Xe and 15O-labeled O2 and CO2. Cardiac output, arterial blood gases, and pulmonary gas exchange were also measured. All subjects were free of cardiorespiratory symptoms at the time of study, and none showed evidence of congestive failure on examination. Marked hypoperfusion of lung base was found in patients after acute myocardial infarction, which reverted towards normal in the
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Kazemi H, Bazzaz FA. Arterial Hypoxemia and Pulmonary Blood Flow in Myocardial Infarction.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-820_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):820.
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