Published in Blood Weekly, March 23rd, 2000
A.O. Halldorsson and colleagues reported that in their initial studies they infused this modified reperfusate at a pressure of 40 to 50 mm Hg to insure distribution. "However, perhaps a lower pressure, which is closer to the normal physiologic pressure in the lung, would improve results by decreasing sheer stress," Halldorsson et al. wrote ("Lowering reperfusion pressure reduces the injury after pulmonary ischemia," Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000;69(1):198-203).
Fifteen adult pigs underwent two hours of...
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