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Intramyocardial Oxygen Tension

Arthur J. Moss
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cvr/2.3.314 314-318 First published online: 1 July 1968

Authors' Synopsis

Quantitative intramyocardial oxygen tension measurements were made in 16 anaesthetized dogs using a polarographic technique. In the resting state, an oxygen tension gradient exists across the wall of the left ventricle, with a significantly lower oxygen tension in the subendocardium than the subepicardium.