Central venous pressure.

Abstract

central venous pressure (CVP) is a measurement of the pressure within the right atrium and the inferior and superior venae cavae. It is determined by three factors - circulating blood volume, vascular tone and cardiac functioning. The reasons for measuring CVP are outlined in Table 1 . 

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@article{McDermott1995CentralVP, title={Central venous pressure.}, author={Michael B. McDermott}, journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)}, year={1995}, volume={9 35}, pages={54} }