Diameters of the pulmonary arteries and veins as an indicator of bilateral and unilateral pulmonary blood flow in patients with congenital heart disease.

@article{Kawahira1997DiametersOT,
  title={Diameters of the pulmonary arteries and veins as an indicator of bilateral and unilateral pulmonary blood flow in patients with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Yoichi Kawahira and H. K. Kishimoto and Hiroaki Kawata and Seiichiro Ikawa and Haruhiko Ueda and Tohru Nakajima and Futoshi Kayatani and Noboru Inamura and Takeo Nakada},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={253-60}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was done to clarify which diameter, that of the pulmonary arteries (PAs) or that of the pulmonary veins (PVs), more precisely reflects pulmonary blood flow (PBF) bilaterally and unilaterally. METHODS To evaluate bilateral PBF, we studied 15 consecutive patients with Kawasaki disease as normal patients and 30 patients with tetralogy of Fallot who received cardiac catheterization. To evaluate unilateral PBF, 20 patients with various congenital heart diseases undergoing… CONTINUE READING