The effects of rapid volume expansion on the right and left cardiac filling pressures after coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Pacold1988TheEO,
  title={The effects of rapid volume expansion on the right and left cardiac filling pressures after coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Ivan V Pacold and Mi Hye Hwang and Robert T Palac and Patrick J. Scanlon and Henry S. Loeb},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1988},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={1144-7}
}
Rapid volume expansion is a diagnostic procedure which can reveal typical hemodynamics of pericardial constriction in patients with pericardial disease who have normal hemodynamics in their baseline state. We studied 20 patients with previous coronary artery bypass surgery in order to determine whether this operation results in some degree of pericardial constriction which could be demonstrated by rapid volume expansion. After infusing 1 L of physiologic saline solution over six minutes, the… CONTINUE READING