catheter

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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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A randomized controlled trial of the use of pulmonary artery catheters in high risk surgical patients.
The pulmonary artery catheter is based on indicator transit through only the right side of the heart with a sensor placed in the pulmonary artery.
Early use of the pulmonary artery catheter and outcomes in patients with shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
A pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is placed in roughly 40,000 heart failure (HF) patients per year.
Prior to induction a radial arterial catheter and a right internal jugular vein pulmonary artery catheter was inserted.
The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) has been widely used and can provide important clinical information for perioperative management (1).
The pulmonary artery catheter therefore evolved from a diagnostic tool into a monitoring device during these early studies.
As a part of the cardiac anaesthetic, venous access was established under ultrasound guidance with the double cannulation of the right internal jugular vein for the insertion of a triple lumen central venous catheter and a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) sheath introducer.
Edwards, which pioneered pulmonary artery catheter technologies with the Swan-Ganz catheter and is today the world's leading hemodynamic monitoring company, developed the FloTrac sensor system so clinicians could gauge some of these patient parameters less invasively.
While this must be considered preliminary data, it would seem unwise to permit advancement of the pulmonary artery catheter within this sleeve except within a very limited period following insertion.
This information has previously only been available through the risky and costly Pulmonary Artery Catheter -- a test that is invasive and requires hospitalization.

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