What is the wave form analysis in the different pathologic states of pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

Updated: Dec 22, 2017
  • Author: Bojan Paunovic, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Shock has been defined as inadequate perfusion to meet the metabolic demands of body tissues. The most common forms of shock are hypovolemic, cardiogenic, septic, and obstructive. PACs are used frequently in the management of various forms of shock, as described in this section (see image below).

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