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October 20, 1962

Symposium on Use of Indicator-Dilution Technics in the Study of the Circulation

JAMA. 1962;182(3):316-317. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050420092034

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Abstract

These are the published proceedings of a symposium held on Jan. 3, 1961, in Salt Lake City, sponsored jointly by the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association and the Latter-Day Saints Hospital at Salt Lake City. It was first published as Part 2 of the March, 1962, issue of Circulation Research.

Collected within the pages of this valuable little book are the thoughts, experiences, and discoveries of several of the most eminent investigators who have used the Stewart-Hamilton dye dilution principle. The organization of the symposium is admirable. The first 2 articles are devoted to nomenclature, symbols commonly used in indicator-dilution work, and the history of development of the technique. Three articles follow, examining in depth the theory and mathematical basis for the measurement of flow and volume by this method. Four articles discuss various types of indicators, their applications, and limitations. Two articles then assess the use

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