central venous pressure monitor

central venous pressure monitor (CVP monitor)

a device for measuring and recording the venous blood pressure by means of an indwelling venous catheter and a pressure manometer. It is used to evaluate the right ventricular function, the right atrial filling pressure, and the circulating blood volume.
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Wright's testimony that the use of a central venous pressure monitor "could have provided an answer to the tachycardia and hypertension the patient was experiencing and could have been used at any stage of the procedure" as contradictory to other testimony for Dr.

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