ICU Protocols pp 735-742 | Cite as

Arterial Catheterization

  • Sheila Nainan Myatra
  • Parvez Ali Khan
  • Jigeeshu V. Divatia


Invasive arterial pressure monitoring, using arterial catheterization, is one of the commonly performed bedside procedures in the ICU during shock, when noninvasive blood pressure monitoring becomes unreliable. This chapter describes the indications, contraindications, preparation, procedural details, and maintenance of the catheter in detail along with the complications that can arise from arterial catheterization.


Mean Arterial Pressure Radial Artery Arterial Catheter Catheter Colonization Dicrotic Notch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila Nainan Myatra
    • 1
  • Parvez Ali Khan
    • 2
  • Jigeeshu V. Divatia
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and PainTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Critical Care and AnaesthesiaTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and PainTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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