Sunday, November 2, 2014

Q: What are the few indicators that Pulmonary Artery Catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter) tip is in appropriate West Zone III of lung?


  • PAWP < PADP by 1-5 mmHg
  • PAWP alters < than 50% of increase in PEEP
  • PAWP increases by < 50% of changes in alveolar pressure (Pplat)
  • O2 saturation in wedged position greater than unwedged position 
  • CXR: below level of Left Atrium

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