Flap flow and cardiac output as functions of pulmonary artery wedge pressure: experimental study in the pig.

Cardiac output (CO) is redistributed during hypovolemia, but it has not been clearly documented how this influences flap perfusion. Simultaneous changes in perfusion of a muscle flap and CO as modulated by reductions in cardiac filling pressure were compared in a pig model. The hypothesis was that flap flow (FF) would remain relatively constant as CO was… CONTINUE READING