Can someone explain pulmonary shunting to me. I am reading a couple of articles on ARDS and they talk about pulmonary shunting, but without explanation. Is this just blood being shunted away from the areas of alveoli collapse to other areas of the lungs? If so, can that cause flash pulmonary edema or right-sided heart failure?
May 16, '04
by heart queen
Nipride is a VERY potent venous and arterial vasodilator. It can potentiate Right to left shunting.
Last edit by heart queen on May 16, '04