This page is adapted from an article by Wojci JM.
Pulmonary artery catheter measurement include:
- dampened waveform
- erratic waveform with highly variable pressures
- spontaneous wedge
- unable to obtain wedge
- absent waveform
PROBLEMS AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Diminished systolic peak, loss of dicrotic notch, rounder wave forms
Falsely high systolic peak, falsely low diastolic value, artifact
with Highly Variable
|Unable to Obtain Wedge|
References and Links
- Wojci JM. Hemodynamic Monitoring: Techniques & Troubleshooting.