Dynamics of T-1824 Distribution in Patients with Traumatic Arteriovenous Fistulas
Wide acceptance has been given to the expansion of "blood volume" in the presence of an arteriovenous fistula. Most clinical measurements have been made with abbreviated technics of T-1824 dilution. In the present study, carried out on casualties of the Korean War, significant expansion of the "rapidly distributing T-1824 and effective circulating albumin" were found in 31 patients with traumatic arteriovenous fistulas. Analyses of dye disappearance slopes, prolonged studies with labeled albumin and dye infusion have been used to investigate the dynamics of these measured expansions.
- Received July 23, 1953.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.