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arterial catheterization Cardiology The insertion of an indwelling catheter in order to monitor a particular hemodynamic parameter in the circulation in 'real time'
- Hemodynamically unstable Pts who may be hypo– or hypertensive, currently treated with vasopressor or vasodilator agents
- Sample blood
- on a regular basis to assess blood gases–oxygen, carbon dioxide in a mechanically ventilated Pt
- Determine cardiac output