Assessment of the pulmonary volume pulse in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension by means of electrical impedance tomography.

@article{Smit2006AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the pulmonary volume pulse in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension by means of electrical impedance tomography.},
  author={H. J. P. Smit and Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf and A. L. Boonstra and Peter M. J. M. De Vries and Pieter E. Postmus},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={597-602}
}
BACKGROUND Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive imaging technique which can be used to measure the blood volume changes in the pulmonary vascular bed during the cardiac cycle. STUDY OBJECTIVES This study was performed to evaluate the differences in the EIT signal of the pulmonary vascular bed between healthy subjects and patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), who are known to have a remodelled pulmonary vascular bed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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