Stern, S.; Davis, E.; Landau, J.
August 1961
Angiology;Aug1961, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p385
Academic Journal
The oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide content of the venous blood of the dorsum of the hand were determined at rest, and after 20 minutes' heating of the hand in 6 patients with Raynaud's disease and 9 with acrocyanosis, and in 13 healthy persons. The resting oxygen saturation was lower in the patients than in the controls. After the hand was heated, the venous oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide content reached arterial values in the controls, but appreciably lower oxygen saturation and higher carbon dioxide content was found in the patients. Mechanisms which may explain these results are discussed.


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