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Clinical significance of pulmonary artery occlusion pressure

Pinsky, MR (2003) Clinical significance of pulmonary artery occlusion pressure. Intensive Care Medicine, 29 (2). 175 - 178. ISSN 0342-4642

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Background: Ppao values are routinely used to assess pulmonary vascular status and LV performance. Regrettably, under many common clinically relevant conditions, even when Ppao values are measured accurately, Ppao values at baseline and in response to therapy often reflect an inaccurate measure of cardiovascular status. Results and conclusions: Thus, caution should be used when applying measures of Ppao in determining therapy if changes in RV volume, hyperinflation, or LV diastolic compliance are simultaneously occurring.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pinsky, MRpinsky@pitt.eduPINSKY0000-0001-6166-700X
Date: 1 February 2003
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Intensive Care Medicine
Volume: 29
Number: 2
Page Range: 175 - 178
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s00134-002-1616-8
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0342-4642
Article Type: Review
PubMed ID: 12541162
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 19:45
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:55


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