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Unexpected giant "V" waves during pulmonary artery catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  458034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of catheterization of the pulmonary artery, in which the hemodynamic findings were very different from the initial clinical diagnosis, are presented. The importance of verifying the adequate position and motion of the pulomonary artery catheters with two consecutive chest x-rays is discussed. In particular, attention is brought to the possible misinterpretation that occurs in patients with very elevated pulmonary artery mean pressure.
G C Carlon; R C Kahn; G Bertoni; W S Howland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-27     Completed Date:  1979-09-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Diagnostic Errors*
Heart Catheterization*
Heart Failure / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology*

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