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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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