Lung Water in Patients with Acute Mi Mean Transit Time

Pulmonary extravascular water volume (PEV) or lung water was measured in 45 patients with acute myocardial infarction, utilizing the double radioisotope indicator dilution technique. A PEV greater than the upper limit or normal (120 m/m2) was found in 27 patients, 23 of whom had an elevated pulmonary wedge or pulmonary artery diastolic pressure. A… CONTINUE READING