Use of the pulmonary artery catheter to reduce operative complications

J. E. Sola, J. S. Bender

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Abstract

Despite several prospective, randomized trials that demonstrated reductions in operative morbidity and mortality rates, routine use of invasive monitoring has not achieved widespread acceptance. This probably comes from skepticism about the validity of some of the studies along with known complications of the pulmonary artery catheter. The major studies are reviewed and a rational approach to monitoring is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-264
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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