arterial catheterization


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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'
Arterial catheterization–indications
Monitor
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
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The skin puncture site for the arterial catheterization is used as a guideline for the initial sonogram.[6,8] Due to the cephalad angle of incidence of the needle during arterial puncture, a PA typically will be found superior to the skin puncture site.
As the number of arterial catheterizations has increased, so has the number of complications from arterial punctures.
With the rise in the number of arterial catheterizations being performed, there also is a rise in the incidence of PA formation.