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PA Catheter

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In this lecture, a PA catheter is shown to describe the various features of the actual catheter; indications and contraindications are noted. Waveform tracings and their relationship to the EKG are, in great detail, described; the critical data obtained from a PA catheter as well as dangerous pitfalls are highlighted. Additional cardivascular physiology principles such as the Fick cardiac output, the mixed venous oxygen tension, the wedge pressure, and the systolic pressure variation are described.

In this video we will learn about :

1. Features of PA catheter. 

2. Indications and contraindications.

3. PA catheter waveform in relation to EKG.

4. Fick cardiac output.

5.Mixed venous oxygen tension.

6. Wedge pressure.

7. Systolic pressure variations. 

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Author declares no conflict of interest.

In addition to the presenter, following authors who may have helped with the content writing, review, or approval declare no conflict of interest.

  • Luis A Verduzco M.D.
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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