Chapter 17. Distribution and Measurement of Pulmonary Blood Flow

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch17

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Distribution and Measurement of Pulmonary Blood Flow, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • distribution and measurement of pulmonary blood flow;
  • vertical gradient in blood flow;
  • flow across defined planes within the lungs;
  • pulmonary vasomotor tone;
  • measurement of cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow;
  • radiographic heart volume

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distribution of pulmonary blood flow: mechanical and structural factors

  • Pulmonary vasomotor tone

  • Measurement of cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow

  • Radiographic heart volume

  • References

  • Further reading