The Pulmonary Artery Catheter in Critical Care: A Concise Handbook

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This book provides in condensed form all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the safe and effective use of the Swan-Ganz catheter in pulmonary artery catheterisation. It covers in detail the technical and practical aspects of insertion of the catheter, is withdrawal and the procedures for the various measurements of pressure, blood gases, cardiac output and blood cytology. There is also a section on the pathophysiologial background, a compendium of characteristic haemodynamic profiles in ...
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Overview

This book provides in condensed form all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the safe and effective use of the Swan-Ganz catheter in pulmonary artery catheterisation. It covers in detail the technical and practical aspects of insertion of the catheter, is withdrawal and the procedures for the various measurements of pressure, blood gases, cardiac output and blood cytology. There is also a section on the pathophysiologial background, a compendium of characteristic haemodynamic profiles in specific conditions and a discussion of the strategy for interpretation of the results obtained. Finally there follows a section consisting of case studies which shed further light on the practical use of this important technique.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This handbook describes the use of the pulmonary artery catheter.
Purpose: The authors provide a handbook designed for rapid access to essential points rather than consecutive reading of multiple chapters.
Audience: This is a worthwhile reference for the trainee and practitioner. The authors represent an international group of experts in critical care medicine.
Features: This attractive book begins with a rationale for the use of pulmonary artery catheters, followed by description of insertion, pressure measurement, assessment of normal and abnormal physiology, and case studies applying the techniques described. Chapters contain concise outlines, and cross referencing between material in the text is common. Illustrations are black-and-white and are used to substitute for extensive written descriptions. All references are compiled in a bibliography at the conclusion of the work and date to within two years of publication. Chapter descriptions and the table of contents include page-by-page listing of topics contained to allow immediate and direct reference. The detailed index provides access to chapter materials as well as case studies.
Assessment: The role of the pulmonary artery catheter continues to be debated in critical care circles. As more and more investigators undertake studies intended to identify the value of the pulmonary artery catheter, a consistent and correct approach to technique is essential. This book will allow the student and practitioner access to critical thought and description of accepted techniques for the use of this clinical tool. This handbook should be included in any critical care unit where hemodynamic monitoring is emphasized.
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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This handbook describes the use of the pulmonary artery catheter.
Purpose: The authors provide a handbook designed for rapid access to essential points rather than consecutive reading of multiple chapters.
Audience: This is a worthwhile reference for the trainee and practitioner. The authors represent an international group of experts in critical care medicine.
Features: This attractive book begins with a rationale for the use of pulmonary artery catheters, followed by description of insertion, pressure measurement, assessment of normal and abnormal physiology, and case studies applying the techniques described. Chapters contain concise outlines, and cross referencing between material in the text is common. Illustrations are black-and-white and are used to substitute for extensive written descriptions. All references are compiled in a bibliography at the conclusion of the work and date to within two years of publication. Chapter descriptions and the table of contents include page-by-page listing of topics contained to allow immediate and direct reference. The detailed index provides access to chapter materials as well as case studies.
Assessment: The role of the pulmonary artery catheter continues to be debated in critical care circles. As more and more investigators undertake studies intended to identify the value of the pulmonary artery catheter, a consistent and correct approach to technique is essential. This book will allow the student and practitioner access to critical thought and description of accepted techniques for the use of this clinical tool. This handbook should be included in any critical care unit where hemodynamic monitoring is emphasized.
David J. Dries
This handbook describes the use of the pulmonary artery catheter. The authors provide a handbook designed for rapid access to essential points rather than consecutive reading of multiple chapters. This is a worthwhile reference for the trainee and practitioner. The authors represent an international group of experts in critical care medicine. This attractive book begins with a rationale for the use of pulmonary artery catheters, followed by description of insertion, pressure measurement, assessment of normal and abnormal physiology, and case studies applying the techniques described. Chapters contain concise outlines, and cross referencing between material in the text is common. Illustrations are black-and-white and are used to substitute for extensive written descriptions. All references are compiled in a bibliography at the conclusion of the work and date to within two years of publication. Chapter descriptions and the table of contents include page-by-page listing of topics contained to allow immediate and direct reference. The detailed index provides access to chapter materials as well as case studies. The role of the pulmonary artery catheter continues to be debated in critical care circles. As more and more investigators undertake studies intended to identify the value of the pulmonary artery catheter, a consistent and correct approach to technique is essential. This book will allow the student and practitioner access to critical thought and description of accepted techniques for the use of this clinical tool. This handbook should be included in any critical care unit where hemodynamic monitoring is emphasized.
Booknews
Provides in condensed form all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the safe and effective use of the Swan-Ganz catheter in pulmonary artery catheterization. Covers the technical and practical aspects of insertion and withdrawal, and the procedures for the various measurements of pressure, blood gases, cardiac output and blood cytology. There is also a section on the pathophysiological background, a compendium of characteristic hemodynamic profiles in specific conditions and a discussion of the strategy for interpretation of the results obtained. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632042128
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/13/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

I PREFACE;.

II METHODS:.

1. Anatomy of the Standard Catheter;.

2. Insertion of the Catheter;.

3. Complications;.

4. Management and Withdrawal of the Catheter;.

5. Measuring Pressures;.

6. Measuring Cardiac Output;.

7. Measuring Blood Gases in Mixed Venous Blood;.

8. Cytology Obtained from Pulmonary Microvascular Blood;.

9. Special Catheters;.

III PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND:;.

1. Definitions;.

2. Measured and Calculated Variables;.

3. Interpretation of Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure (PAOP) and its Limitations;.

4. Problems Associated with Mechanical Ventilation;.

5. Oxygen Delivery and Uptake;.

6. Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve;.

7. Continuous Measurement of O2 Saturation in Mixed Venous Blood (sVo2);.

8. Shunts;.

9. Information Content of Pressure Waveforms;.

IV INDICATIONS;.

V CHARACTERISTICS HEMODYNAMIC PROFILES IN SPECIFIC CONDITIONS:;.

1. Shock;.

2. Acute Left Ventricular Failure;.

3. Acute Right Ventricular Failure;.

4. Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction;.

5. Pericardial Tamponade;.

6. Impaired Ventricular Filling During Diastole;.

7. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension;.

8. Hemodynamic Changes During Pregnancy;.

9. Cardiac Arrest;.

VI INTERPRETATION STRATEGY:;.

1.Factors Which May Modify or Disturb the Interpretation of Measurements;.

2. Nature and Severity of the Observed Hemodynamic Profile;.

3. Compatibility between Hemodynamic Profile and Clinical Picture;.

4. Suspecting Tissue Hypoxia;.

5. Therapeutic Implications;.

VII CASE STUDIES.

VIII BIBLIOGRAPHY.

IXINDEX

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