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By John J. Marini MD, Arthur P. Wheeler MD

Ideally suited to scholars in serious care rotations and citizens, this concise, sensible guide offers the necessities of clinical and surgical severe care in an easy-to-read layout. The authors succinctly clarify the pathophysiology underlying scientific issues and the most important ideas of analysis and sufferer administration, emphasizing good value approaches.

The Fourth version comprises Controversies in severe Care packing containers in lots of chapters, which in brief summarize opposing arguments on debatable issues. different highlights contain greater dialogue of CT for stomach problems, new ACLS guidance, and new fabric on detachable IVC filters, interventional radiologic thoughts for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.

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Indd 28 8/8/2009 6:59:39 PM CHAPTER 2 • HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING TABLE 2-2 CHECKLIST FOR VERIFYING THE POSITION OF PA CATHETER ZONE III Respiratory <½ΔPalv variation of Pw ZONE I OR II >½ΔPalv Pw contour Cardiac ripple Unnaturally smooth Catheter tip location LA level or below Above LA level PEEP trial ΔPw < ½ΔPEEP ΔPw > ½ΔPEEP PPAD vs. Pw PPAD > PW PPAD < Pw channels connecting the LA with the transducer. However, microvessels exposed to interstitial and alveolar pressures separate the catheter tip from the downstream “j” point.

When resistance in the small veins is high, Pw may not accurately reflect the true tendency for edema formation. Pulmonary capillary pressure is seriously underestimated when mean PPA substantially exceeds Pw. As a crude approximation, the pressure relevant to fluid filtration across the pulmonary vessels generally exceeds Pw by about 40% of the difference between the mean PA and wedge pressures (Fig. 2-6). The validity of the Pw measurement rests on the 3 assumption that the occlusion of a major vessel by the balloon does not reduce the total blood flow through the lungs.

Curr Opin Crit Care. 2008;14(5):561–568. Shabetai R. Pericardial effusion: Haemodynamic spectrum. Heart (British Cardiac Society). 2004;90(3):255–256. Sheehan F, Redington A. The right ventricle: Anatomy, physiology and clinical imaging. Heart. 2008;94(11):1510–1515. 8/8/2009 6:53:41 PM CHAPTER 2 Hemodynamic Monitoring KEY POINTS 1 Arterial blood pressure monitoring is an invaluable aid to the management of patients with hemodynamic instability, respiratory compromise, or brain injury and should be strongly considered in those who are in need of frequent BP or arterial blood gas assessment.

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