Almost 20 years ago, Adriaan Versprille published an editorial in this journal to explain why, in his opinion, the calculation of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) is meaningless . The uncertainties of PVR were underscored a year later by McGregor and Sniderman in the American Journal of Cardiology . Obviously, both papers failed to convince. A Medline search from 1985 to the end of 2002 reveals no less than 7,158 papers with PVR calculations. What is it that could be wrong in all this literature?
- Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
- Pulmonary Circulation
- Pulmonary Blood Flow
- Vasomotor Tone
- Alveolar Pressure
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