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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Although arterial puncture does not place patients at risk of the serious complications associated with arterial catheterization, it is potentially hazardous and certainly not risk free.
The skin puncture site for the arterial catheterization is used as a guideline for the initial sonogram.
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