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Figure 6

From: Heart beat but not respiration is the main driving force of the systemic venous return in the Fontan circulation

Figure 6

Illustration of the systematic error in measuring respiratory blood flow amplitudes when the respiratory cycle is divided into different numbers of respiratory phases. The determination was performed for a patient with Fontan circulation during 50 respiratory phases as repeated with gradually reduced numbers of phases. The error is indexed to a number of 50 phases. Using 40 phases underestimates respiratory amplitudes by ~one percent whereas the use of two phases introduces an error of ~60%.

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