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2] is the only predictor of mortality may be explained on the basis the pulmonary shunt present if HPS individuals, due to the disrupted oxygen diffusion capacity as a consequence of capillary vasodilation, in addition to a shortened erythrocyte transit time through the capillaries and an elevated cardiac output.
First, the value of pulmonary shunt fraction (Qs/Qt) was not given in the present study, since it requires invasive pulmonary artery catheterisation for the sampling of mixed venous whole blood.
Changes in cardiac output may likewise change PaO2 and the O2 score, particularly in the patient with a concurrent substantial pulmonary shunt.
Changes in cardiac output may likewise change PaO2 and the O2 score particularly in the patient with a concurrent substantial pulmonary shunt.