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Volume 10 Supplement 3

A reappraisal for the use of pulmonary artery catheters


Edited by Benoît Vallet

Publication of this supplement has been supported by an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.

  1. Content type: Review

    Sepsis is associated with cardiovascular changes that may lead to development of tissue hypoperfusion. Early recognition of sepsis and tissue hypoperfusion is critical to implement appropriate hemodynamic supp...

    Authors: Sergio L Zanotti Cavazzoni and R Phillip Dellinger

    Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S2

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  2. Content type: Review

    The usefulness of parameters measured using the pulmonary artery catheter has been challenged because no benefit in patient outcome has been observed in clinical trials. However, technological advances have be...

    Authors: Emmanuel Robin, Marion Costecalde, Gilles Lebuffe and Benoît Vallet

    Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S3

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  3. Content type: Review

    Right ventricular failure (RVF) is an underestimated problem in intensive care. This review explores the physiology and pathophysiology of right ventricular function and the pulmonary circulation. When RVF is ...

    Authors: Maurizio Cecconi, Edward Johnston and Andrew Rhodes

    Citation: Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 3):S5

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