The alveolar-capillary membrane diffusing capacity and the pulmonary capillary blood volume in heart transplant candidates.

@article{AlRawas2000TheAM,
  title={The alveolar-capillary membrane diffusing capacity and the pulmonary capillary blood volume in heart transplant candidates.},
  author={Omar A S Al-Rawas and Rick Carter and Robin D. Stevenson and Surendra K Naik and David J. Wheatley},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={156-60}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the mechanism of impairment of pulmonary transfer factor for carbon monoxide (TL(CO)) in heart transplant candidates, as this is the most common lung function abnormality. SETTING Regional cardiopulmonary transplant centre. METHODS TL(CO) and its components (the diffusing capacity of the alveolar-capillary membrane (D(M)) and the pulmonary capillary blood volume (V(C))) were measured using the Roughton and Forster method and the single breath technique in 38 patients… CONTINUE READING
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