Tag Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure
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Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure

PAOP or PAWP is pressure within the pulmonary arterial system when catheter tip ‘wedged’ in the tapering branch of one of the pulmonary arteries in most patients this estimates LVEDP thus is an indicator of LVEDV (preload of the left ventricle)