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Central venous pressure: principles, measurement, and interpretation.
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PMID:  22271467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Central venous pressure (CVP), an estimate of right atrial pressure, has been used to assess cardiac preload and volume status in critically ill patients, assist in the diagnosis of right-sided heart failure, and guide fluid resuscitation. It is determined by the interaction between cardiac function and venous return. CVP measurements are relatively easy to obtain; however, because of the complex relationship between CVP, cardiac output, and the vascular system, they may be difficult to interpret. This article reviews the physiologic principles of CVP, indications for its use, technical aspects and pitfalls of CVP measurements, and interpretation of the information obtained.
Miryam M Reems; Marcel Aumann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Compendium (Yardley, PA)     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1940-8315     ISO Abbreviation:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101290247     Medline TA:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-E10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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