Comparison of Effectiveness of Autologous and Nonautologous Plasma in Oligemic Shock in Dogs
A comparison has been made between the effectiveness of nonautologous and autologous plasma as a plasma volume expander in dogs made severely oligemic by acute hemorrhage. No difference was found in their effectiveness in expanding plasma volume or in raising blood pressure. It is suggested that the reactions seen in normal dogs are suppressed in oligemic dogs by catecholamines liberated in response to hypotension.
- Received April 19, 1962.
- © 1962 American Heart Association, Inc.