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|Current Indications for Use of the Swan-Ganz Catheter|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Tuesday, 21 December 2010 14:03|
The Swan-Ganz balloon flotation catheter was introduced in clinical use by H. J. C. Swan and William Ganz in 1970. Since then, the catheter has been used in many kinds of clinical fields, such as critical care medicine, cardiovascular surgery, anesthesia, and cardiology, because of its useful functions.
The Swan-Ganz Catheter (SGC) can easily advance into the pulmonary artery with its flow-directed balloon. The central venous pressure (CVP), the pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) can be measured, and cardiac output is obtained by thermodilution method.
Current Indications for Use of the Swan-Ganz Catheter
Created: Dec 21, 2010.
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