Anand Kumar, Ramon Anel, Eugene Bunnell, Kalim Habet, Sergio Zanotti, Stephanie Marshall, Alex Neumann, Amjad Ali, Mary Cheang, Clifford Kavinsky, Joseph E Parrillo
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure and central venous pressure have been considered to be reliable measures of left and right ventricular preload in patients requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Studies in recent years have questioned the correlation between these estimates of ventricular filling pressures and ventricular end-diastolic volumes/cardiac performance variables in specific patient groups, but clinicians have continued to consider the relationship valid in the broader context...
March 2004: Critical Care Medicine
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