An assessment of six different pulmonary artery catheters.

  title={An assessment of six different pulmonary artery catheters.},
  author={Albert J. Rutten and Craig Nancarrow and Anthony H. Ilsley and William B Runciman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={15 3},
The performance of three samples each of six brands of flow-directed pulmonary artery (PA) catheters was evaluated. In vivo studies determined the reproducibility of PA waveforms over a range of controlled heart rates when compared to those obtained from a transducer-tipped catheter. In vitro studies determined their frequency response, thermistor accuracy… CONTINUE READING