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Medical Pharmacology:  Cardiac Anesthesiology

1Inhalational agents

The Frank-Starling relationship is indicated above. Application to the clinical environment dependent on the use of balloon-guided pulmonary artery catheters with thermistors allowing cardiac output measurement by thermal dilution with the occlusive balloon permitting estimation of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. The lack of the linear relationship between ventricular end diastolic volume and pressure has been viewed as a limitation, at least in terms of quantifying pump function in terms of a specific number.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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