Ventilation heterogeneity is increased in hypocapnic dogs but not pigs.

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Hypocapnia increases ventilation/perfusion (VA/Q) heterogeneity in dogs, possibly by adversely affecting distribution of ventilation through its effects on collateral ventilation. Because pigs lack collateral ventilation, we compared the effects of hypocapnia on ventilation heterogeneity in pentobarbital-anesthetized, mechanically-ventilated dogs and pigs… (More)

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@article{Domino1998VentilationHI, title={Ventilation heterogeneity is increased in hypocapnic dogs but not pigs.}, author={Karen B. Domino and Michael J. Emery and Erik R. Swenson and Michael P. Hlastala}, journal={Respiration physiology}, year={1998}, volume={111 1}, pages={89-100} }