Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 22, 2017
  • Author: Bojan Paunovic, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

According to ACCF guidelines, what are the appropriate uses for pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

According to ACCF guidelines, when is use of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) inappropriate?

What are alternatives to pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What are best practices for pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) when right-sided pressures are elevated?

What is the efficacy of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What are the controversies about the use of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

Periprocedural Care

What equipment is used to perform pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What are the possible complications of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

Technique

How is the pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) system zeroed to ambient air pressure?

How is the pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) system manually calibrated?

How is the pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) system dynamically tuned?

How is pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) performed?

How are hemodynamic parameters calculated during pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of cardiac pressures in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of pulmonary arterial pressure in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of pulmonary artery occlusion pressure in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What are the vertical lung zones relevant to pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of respiratory cycle in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the role of positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the wave form analysis in the different pathologic states of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of hypovolemic shock in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of cardiogenic shock in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of septic shock in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of extracardiac obstructive shock in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of constrictive pericarditis in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of mitral stenosis in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of aortic stenosis in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of aortic regurgitation in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

What is the clinical presentation of cardiac output in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?