The Swan-Ganz Catheters: Past, Present, and Future: A Viewpoint

@article{Chatterjee2009TheSC,
  title={The Swan-Ganz Catheters: Past, Present, and Future: A Viewpoint},
  author={K. Chatterjee},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={119},
  pages={147-152}
}
The Swan-Ganz balloon flotation catheter was introduced in 1970. It can be placed at the bedside within a few minutes even in critically ill patients. Although placement of these catheters is not difficult, some training and experience are required to avoid complications and for proper interpretation of the hemodynamic data that can be obtained by pulmonary artery catheterization. Because of the many advantages of balloon flotation catheters compared with conventional catheters, they have been… Expand
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