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A prospective study of complications of pulmonary artery catheterizations in 500 consecutive patients.
Pulmonary artery catheterization in critically ill patients: a prospective analysis of outcome changes associated with catheter-prompted changes in therapy.
Accurate predictors of responsiveness to fluid administration are therefore needed in the operating theatre, especially since haemodynamic parameters obtained through standard pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) for preload and volume status assessment are becoming increasingly questioned.
Among the important findings were that direct measurement of blood volume would have resulted in different treatment in 33% of the patients who had pulmonary artery catheterization, an invasive procedure.
Prior to BioZ technology, physicians had to either base their decisions on subjective assessment or get the information they needed through an invasive and risky (irregular heart beat, infection, death) procedure called pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC), requiring an incision in the neck and a catheter (plastic tube) inserted in the patient's heart.
The procedure is known as pulmonary artery catheterization, or right-heart catheterization, and the controversy over the technique results from a study and an editorial in today's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Traditionally, monitoring a patient's hemodynamic profile required extremely invasive methods, including pulmonary artery catheterization.
Practice guidelines for pulmonary artery catheterization.