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Patient Evaluation

Hemodynamics/Catheter Position

QuestionAnswer
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Right Atria Value 2-6 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Right Ventricle 25/0 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pulmonary Artery 25/8 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pulmonary Capillary Wedge 4-12 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Catheter Position - the pressure and waveform pattern will reveal the position of the tip of the Swanz- Ganz Catheter
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Balloon Inflation - when the balloon is inflated, the catheter will wedge and the back pressure from the pulmonary capillary will be measured.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Monitoring PAP - you are unable to get a distinct high and low value(systolic and diastolic pressure) check to see if the balloon is inflated.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Dicrotic Notch - the double spiked (dicrotic notch) is normal for pulmonary artery pressure(PAP) waveform. - occurs when the pulmonic valve closes.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pressure Dampening - is when the monitor does not show the normal dicrotic notch and the catheter is some how obstructed.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Blood Clots - a blood clot, bubble in the catheter or transducer dome or kinking of he tube may cause an obstruction.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Troubleshoot - movement of the tube DOES NOT cause damping - IF a Blood Clot Occurs * Aspirate * Flush the Catheter * Rotate the Catheter
Created by: sukar