Ventricular arrhythmias during pulmonary artery catheterization in the intensive care unit. Prospective study.


The balloon-tipped, flotation pulmonary artery catheter is frequently utilized in the management of intensive care unit patients. Advanced ventricular arrhythmias (three or more consecutive premature ventricular contractions) have been reported in 25 to 68 percent of intensive care unit patients undergoing catheterizations. A group of 56 intensive care unit… (More)


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