Hemodynamic factors influencing arterial hypoxemia in massive pulmonary embolism with circulatory failure.

@article{Jardin1979HemodynamicFI,
  title={Hemodynamic factors influencing arterial hypoxemia in massive pulmonary embolism with circulatory failure.},
  author={François Jardin and F. Gurdjian and P. Desfonds and J. L. Fouilladieu and Andr{\'e} Margairaz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1979},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={
          909-12
        }
}
Arterial hypoxemia is a common finding in acute pulmonary embolism, and its severity is generally assumed to be proportional to the extent of pulmonary artery obstruction. We studied blood gases (during room air breathing and 100% oxygen breathing) and hemodynamic data is seven patients with massive pulmonary embolism and circulatory failure. All measurements were made before and 30 minutes after medical therapy of shock. We observed that a low cardiac output state can result in a misleading… CONTINUE READING

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