Pulmonary perfusion is more uniform in the prone than in the supine position: scintigraphy in healthy humans.

@article{Nyrn1999PulmonaryPI,
  title={Pulmonary perfusion is more uniform in the prone than in the supine position: scintigraphy in healthy humans.},
  author={Sven Nyr{\'e}n and Margareta Mure and Hans Jacobsson and S. Anders Larsson and Sten G. E. Lindahl},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={1135-41}
}
The main purpose of this study was to find out whether the dominant dorsal lung perfusion while supine changes to a dominant ventral lung perfusion while prone. Regional distribution of pulmonary blood flow was determined in 10 healthy volunteers. The subjects were studied in both prone and supine positions with and without lung distension caused by 10 cmH2O of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Radiolabeled macroaggregates of albumin, rapidly trapped by pulmonary capillaries in… CONTINUE READING

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