Transpulmonary passage of venous air emboli.


Twenty-seven paralyzed anesthetized dogs were embolized with venous air to determine the effectiveness of the pulmonary vasculature for bubble filtration or trapping. Air doses ranged from 0.05 to 0.40 ml X kg-1 X min-1 in 0.05-ml increments with ultrasonic Doppler monitors placed over arterial vessels to detect any microbubbles that crossed the lungs… (More)


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@article{Butler1985TranspulmonaryPO, title={Transpulmonary passage of venous air emboli.}, author={Bruce D. Butler and Brian A. Hills}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={1985}, volume={59 2}, pages={543-7} }