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Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring


Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

Sheldon Magder. Crit Care Clin.


Although invasive hemodynamic monitoring requires considerable skill, studies have shown a striking lack of knowledge of the measurements obtained with the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC). This article reviews monitoring using a PAC. Issues addressed include basic physiology that determines cardiac output and blood pressure; methodology in the measurement of data obtained from a PAC; use of the PAC in making a diagnosis and for patient management, with emphasis on a responsive approach to management; and uses of the PAC that are not indications by themselves for placing the catheter, but can provide useful information when a PAC is in place.

Keywords: Cardiac output; Central venous pressure; Pulmonary artery catheter; Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure; Pulmonary pressure.

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