Techniques for Investigating Cardiovascular Function

  • H. J. C. Swan
  • William Ganz


This section describes the purpose of measurement of significant cardiovascular variables in the critically ill patient, the instrumentation required, the procedures used, the indications for measurement, and the commonly associated complications. The techniques reviewed including monitoring of (1) heart rate and rhythm, (2) arterial blood pressure, (3) central venous pressure, (4) intracardiac (right heart) pressure, and (5) cardiac output.


Cardiac Output Pulmonary Artery Acute Myocardial Infarction Central Venous Pressure Hemodynamic Monitoring 
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  • William Ganz

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