Right heart catheterization at bedside: A critical view

  title={Right heart catheterization at bedside: A critical view},
  author={François Jardin and J. P. Bourdarias},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Since its introduction in 1970 [1], the balloon-tipped pulmonary artery catheter has made it possible to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of various conditions and identification of hermodynamic subsets in critically-ill patients. Right heart catheterization without fluoroscopy has been broadly used at bedside in coronary [2], respiratory [31, and surgical intensive care units. Despite an expanding competit ion with the other available non-invasive bedside procedures and better… CONTINUE READING
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