Measurement of Coronary Blood Flow in Dogs and Man from Rate of Myocardial Nitrous Oxide Desaturation
A technic of measuring left ventricular coronary blood flow in dogs and man from the rate of desaturation of nitrous oxide from the myocardium is presented. The desaturation technic appears valid in comparison with the previously described saturation technic, and affords definite technical advantages. By combining the two technics, flows may be measured within much less timethan by repeating either method alone.
- Received June 12, 1953.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.