azygos vein principlemedical dictionary

A principle based on the observation that animals can survive prolonged vena caval occlusion without sequelae: if blood from the azygos vein alone is permitted to enter the heart, patients are perfused during cardiac and pulmonary bypass at flows much less than the normal resting cardiac output.

Synonyms: low flow principle.

(05 Mar 2000)

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