Pulmonary artery catheterization in anaesthesia and intensive care.

@article{Gomez1998PulmonaryAC,
  title={Pulmonary artery catheterization in anaesthesia and intensive care.},
  author={Carlos M H Gomez and Mark G. A. Palazzo},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={945-56}
}
Since its introduction nearly 30 yr ago, the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) has become part of everyday management in cardiology, anaesthesia and intensive care but remains controversial. 37 78 136 164 The apparent failure to demonstrate improvements in patient outcome 66 68 192 and the risks associated with its use 153 have long been criticized. Failure to explore its full use and redundancy of the catheter after initial placement are additional concerns. More worrying is the incorrect… CONTINUE READING

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