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Use of cuvette and earpiece oximeters facilitates the recording of the immediate dilution pattern of the dye T-1824 (Evans blue) in the arterial blood. In patients with venoarterial shunts the pattern of the dilution curves differs from normal. Quantitative analysis of such curves from patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease has been undertaken to(More)
Over the past 40 years, significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart defects. Improvements in diagnostic and interventional cardiology, surgical technique, cardiopulmonary bypass and post-operative intensive care have all contributed to a reduction in mortality and morbidity. Despite these advances, pulmonary(More)
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