Pulmonary Artery Catheter Basics (SWANS)

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As Physiology Nerds we love Pulmonary Artery Catheters, but there are lots of tricky details. How can we tell what chamber it is in? How do we accurately measure PAOP? I made this #OnePager to demystify the Swan and show the expected pressures and waveforms encountered sequentially during placement/wedging.


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Author(s): Nick Mark, MD

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