1. 1. Cardiac output; arterial, pulmonary artery, central venous and pulmonary wedge pressures; heart rate, hematocrit, and plasma sodium and potassium; arterial and mixed venous blood gases; and respiratory rates were measured in 45 mixed sex, non-pregnant, clinically normal mongrel dogs of 8-30 kilograms body weight following light anesthesia with halothane/50% N20-02. 2. 2. Arithmetic means and standard deviations were calculated to develop tables of reference values. 3. 3. Mean measured cardiac outputs were found to be 31-59% higher in these dogs than the values indicated by published standards; cardiac indices were 30-44% higher; heart rates were 16-30% lower; calculated stroke volumes were 60-112% greater; and total peripheral resistances were 35-57% less than the standard published values. 4. 4. All other measured or calculated parameters fell within previously published canine or human reference limits.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|State||Published - 1987|
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