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Functional Aspects of the Pulmonary Collateral Circulation

  • Alain Lockhart
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 3)

Abstract

The normal lung contains the pulmonary circulation which subserves the gas exchanging as well as the endocrine and metabolic functions of the lung and a systemic circulation, the pulmonary collateral circulation or bronchial circulation. Marked deviations from the normal anatomy of the pulmonary collateral circulation exist in certain acquired lung and liver diseases as well as in some congenital heart diseases. The aim of this presentation is twofold — to discuss the role of the normal pulmonary collateral circulation, and to review the functional modifications which take place in conditions which are accompanied by an abnormal development of the pulmonary collateral circulation.

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Congenital Heart Disease Pulmonary Vein Pulmonary Blood Flow Bronchial Artery 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Lockhart
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’explorations fonctionellesHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance

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