The pulmonary artery (PA) catheter can be a useful tool in the management of patients with cardiogenic shock; however, there are challenges with the use of this catheter, and clinicians must balance the risks and benefits. In addition, clinicians must properly interpret data generated from a PA catheter in the context of other data to optimize a patient's hemodynamics.
Kirtane, Ajay J.
"Role of Invasive Hemodynamics in Shock Management: Is a Pulmonary Artery Catheter Always Necessary?,"
Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics: Vol. 1(2)
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