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Crit Care Clin. 1996 Oct;12(4):795-818.

The new pulmonary arterial catheters. Right ventricular ejection fraction and continuous cardiac output.

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Department of Surgical Critical Care, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Florida, USA.

Abstract

The flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter is the mainstay of hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill and injured patients. During its 25-year history, the catheter has been modified to measure mixed venous oxygen saturation, right ventricular ejection fraction, and recently, continual thermodilution cardiac output. The clinical application of the new generations of pulmonary artery catheters is reviewed in this article.

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