Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Estimation of cardiac output by a single breath method
Author: Franks, Peter J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3483 0852
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1985
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Many attempts have been made to quantify cardiac output using both invasive and non-invasive techniques. The results have generally been poorly reproducible and comparisons of techniques have yielded highly variable values. A single breath inert gas method was used in the study, since it offers several advantages over previous methods, chiefly its speed of measurement, and the controlled manner in which it is performed. The method observes the uptake of a semi-soluble inert gas (Freon-22) with respect to an insoluble marker, and calculates cardiac output (pulmonary flow) from the slope of the semi-soluble gas.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: SERC ; Fisons plc
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Blood flow measurement