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The path from the animal laboratory to the bedside of the patient or the operating room is littered with electronic gadgets that fail to perform a useful clinical function. Such is not the case, however, with the electromagnetic flowmeter, which has come into its own as a useful tool for the intraoperative measurement of blood flow after arterial reconstruction. The clinical correlation of measured flow and subsequent patency has been particularly impressive in coronary bypass surgery.
These authors have drawn on a vast clinical and technical experience to assemble an interesting yet somewhat disorganized review of the application of flow
Peripheral Vascular Surgery: Hemodynamics of Arterial Pulsatile Blood Flow.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:434–435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-434_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):434-435.
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