Catheterization, Swan-Ganz


Artery Catheterization, Pulmonary

Artery Catheterizations, Pulmonary

Catheterization, Pulmonary Artery

Catheterization, Swan Ganz

Catheterizations, Pulmonary Artery

Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

Pulmonary Artery Catheterizations

Swan Ganz Catheterization

Swan-Ganz Catheterization

Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.