What is the value of the pulmonary artery catheter in critical care and anaesthesia?

Zochios, Vasileios A.; Wilkinson, Jonathan
August 2013
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Aug2013, Vol. 74 Issue 8, p478
Academic Journal
The article focuses on use of pulmonary artery catheter in critical care and anesthesia and mentions that a proper understanding of capabilities and limitations of the catheter as an invasive homodynamic monitoring tool are important to minimize complications. It describes cases presenting evidence against and for the usage of the catheter and finally concludes that effect of the pulmonary artery catheter on patient outcome has not been demonstrated satisfactorily, till date.


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