What is the role of Swan-Ganz catheterization in the workup of bacterial sepsis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In highly selected cases, a Swan-Ganz catheter may be useful in managing the fluid status of the patient and in assessing left ventricular dysfunction. However, routine use is not recommended.


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