Relationship between the pulmonary artery index and physiological properties of the pulmonary vascular bed.

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BACKGROUND To clarify the physiological significance of the pulmonary artery index (PAI), we examined the relationship between PAI and physiological properties of the pulmonary vascular bed. We also examined the limitations of PAI in practical use. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined the relationships between PAI and pulmonary vascular resistance (Rp… (More)

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