Distribution of cardiac output and oxygen delivery in an acute animal model of single-ventricle physiology.

@article{Ricci2005DistributionOC,
  title={Distribution of cardiac output and oxygen delivery in an acute animal model of single-ventricle physiology.},
  author={Marco Ricci and Pierluca Lombardi and Alvaro Galindo and Amelia Vasquez and Jennifer E Zuccarelli and E Joshua Rosenkranz},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={1062-70}
}
BACKGROUND When single-ventricle physiology is established acutely (ie, after a Norwood procedure), the combination of limited cardiac output and hypoxemia could result in limited oxygen transport to systemic organs. This study investigates the regional distribution of cardiac output and oxygen delivery after creation of single-ventricle physiology. METHODS Single-ventricle physiology was created in 8 piglets, and 8 other piglets served as sham control animals. Aortopulmonary shunt… CONTINUE READING