Effect of pulmonary blood flow on measurements of respiratory mechanics using the interrupter technique.

@article{Freezer1993EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pulmonary blood flow on measurements of respiratory mechanics using the interrupter technique.},
  author={Nicholas J Freezer and C J Lanteri and Peter D. Sly},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={1083-8}
}
The relationship between respiratory mechanics, changes in pulmonary blood flow (PBF), pulmonary arterial pressure, and left atrial pressure is unclear. Conventional methods for the measurement of respiratory mechanics model the respiratory system as a single compartment, which may not adequately represent the respiratory system in a diseased state. The interrupter technique models the respiratory system as two compartments, with the "flow resistance" of the conducting airways and chest wall… CONTINUE READING