Preservation of normal gas exchange with hemodilution in patients with pulmonary hypertension.


The relationship between the plasma colloid osmotic pressure/pulmonary capillary wedge pressure difference (PCOP-PCWP) and the development of gas exchange abnormalities was examined prior to, during, and after cardiac operations in 13 patients with pulmonary hypertension owing to mitral and/or aortic valvular disease. Alveolar-arterial oxygen tension… (More)