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Initially their aim was to perform right heart catheter studies in less than 30 minutes in patients with acute myocardial infarction to determine presenting haemodynamics.
past-president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, stated that the Right Heart Catheter (RHC) is reserved for the sickest of the sick patients and all other patients go without critical hemodynamic data.
The Great Heart Failure Debates focused on whether the right heart catheter (RHC), commonly referred to as the Swan-Ganz(R) catheter, is necessary to monitor all hospitalized patients with heart failure.
An additional and important advantage of CardioDynamics' noninvasive technology is its substantially lower cost, given that the invasive right heart catheter is associated with approximately $2 billion in medical costs annually in the United States.