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Basic physiology for thoracic anaesthesia 

Basic physiology for thoracic anaesthesia
Basic physiology for thoracic anaesthesia
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date: 24 October 2020

Abnormalities in the distribution of Q and V, diffusion of gases and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction 2

Normal pulmonary ventilation and perfusion 8

One lung ventilation and the lateral decubitus position 14

Much of the physiological effects of OLV are due to changes in ventilation and perfusion matching....

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