Thermodilution cardiac output measurement with a large left-to-right shunt

@article{Pearl1991ThermodilutionCO,
  title={Thermodilution cardiac output measurement with a large left-to-right shunt},
  author={MD Dr Ronald G. Pearl and Lawrence C. Siegel},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring},
  year={1991},
  volume={7},
  pages={146-153}
}
Cardiac output was measured by the thermodilution method in a patient with a left-to-right shunt undergoing cardiac catheterization. It appeared that the thermodilution method measured systemic rather than pulmonary blood flow. This occurred because of the slow injection of injectate in the presence of a large left-to-right shunt. Theoretical thermodilution… CONTINUE READING