Chapter 2. The Nuts and Bolts of Right Heart Catheterization and PA Catheter Placement

  1. George A. Stouffer MD
  1. Vickie Strang

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch2

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

How to Cite

Strang, V. (2007) The Nuts and Bolts of Right Heart Catheterization and PA Catheter Placement, in Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician (ed G. A. Stouffer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169172

Online ISBN: 9780470692608

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Keywords:

  • heart catheterization;
  • pa catheter placement;
  • pulmonary artery catheter;
  • vascular access;
  • cardiac output

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The pulmonary artery catheter

  • Brief review of physiology relevant to right heart and pulmonary artery catheterization

  • Right heart catheterization and placement of a PA catheter

  • Ensuring that accurate data is obtained from a PA catheter

  • Calculating systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary vascular resistance

  • SvO2 monitoring

  • Complications of pulmonary artery catheterization

  • Pulmonary artery catheter education project

  • References