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Table 2 Most frequent patient comorbidities and most frequent reasons for pulmonary artery catheter insertion

From: Validation of a continuous, arterial pressure-based cardiac output measurement: a multicenter, prospective clinical trial

Patient comorbidity n (%) Reason for pulmonary artery catheter insertion n (%)
Systemic hypertension 48 (57) Cardiac surgery 23 (27)
Coronary artery disease 29 (34) Diagnosed cardiac disease 23 (27)
Valvular heart disease 28 (33) Volume status 21 (25)
Diabetes 27 (32) Perioperative monitoring 17 (20)
Hyperlipidemia 23 (27) Multisystem organ failure 8 (10)
Angina 22 (26) Acute heart failure 6 (7)
Arrhythmia 20 (24) Severe sepsis 4 (5)
Congestive heart failure 18 (21)   
  1. Multiple comorbidities coexist in many patients. In several patients, more than one reason was listed for pulmonary artery catheter insertion.