Title

Localization of intracardiac shunts using instantaneous injection of RIHSA with two-site sampling

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1959

Publication Title

The International Journal Of Applied Radiation And Isotopes

ISSN

0020708X

Abstract

Another approach for the localization of left-to-right intracardiac shunts has been described. RIHSA was injected through the tip orifice of a double-lumen catheter as continuous samples of blood were being obtained from the proximal lumen of the catheter and from the brachial artery simultaneously. Radioactive counting rates of the two samples were continuously recorded for calculation by the pip interval method. The catheter sampling sites were selected to demonstrate the specific location at which indicator appeared earlier than at the brachial artery. Seven of the patients in this study had atrial septal defects. One patient had a ventricular septal defect. Verification of the RIHSA localization of the defect was done in all patients by blood oxygen and pressure studies and in four patients at surgery. © 1959.

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

218

Last Page

226

DOI

10.1016/0020-708X(59)90234-0

PubMed ID

13664357

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