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Cardiopulmonary Hemodynamics

Updated 2007-02-07 20:44

Cardiopulmonary Hemodynamics II


CVP vs. Swan Ganz Cathether summary


The Swan Ganz and CVP are cardio-invasive devices used in Cardiopumonary Hemodynamics. They are commonly used to diagnose and distingush between cardiac and pulmonary disease states.

Swan Ganz Line

placement position in heart?right or left pulmonary artery
monitors ____ heart function?Both left and right heart functions
frequently monitored parameters?Pulmonary Artery Diastolic (PA or PAD or PA Dias) and pulmonary capillary wedge (PCWP) pressures.
normal PA Dias?8-15cmH2O
normal PCWP?8-12cmH2O
High PA Dias pressure is associated with what? A pulmonary problem.
High PCWP pressure is associated with what?A cardiac problem.
PA Dias will commonly rise with what disease states?1. COPD 2. ARDS (ALS) 3. Pulmonary emboli 4. cor pulmonale
PCWP will commonly rise with what disease states?1. MI 2. CHF