Robert M. Hansen, Christian E. Viquerat, Michael A. Matthay, Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, Teresa DeMarco, Satinder Bahtia, James D. Marks, Elias H. Botvinick, Kanu Chatterjee; Poor Correlation Between Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure and Left Ventricular End-diastolic Volume after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Anesthesiology 1986;64(6):764-770. Download citation file:. ...
DJ Lynn-McHale; Obtaining a pulmonary artery wedge pressure. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1997; 17 (5): 94-95. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1997.17.5.94. Download citation file:. ...
“Expiratory holding” approach in measuring end-expiratory pulmonary artery wedge pressure for mechanically ventilated patients Wanjie Yang,1 Xuefeng Zhao,1 Qingguo Feng,1 Youzhong An,2 Kai Wei,1 Wei Wang,1 Chang Li,1 Xiuling Cheng1 1Intensive Care Unit, the Fifth Central Hospital of Tianjin, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China; 2Intensive Care Unit, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Objective: To accurately measure the end-expiratory pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) with the “expiration holding” function on the ventilator and the “pulmonary artery wedge pressure review” software on the monitor. Materials and methods: Fifty prospective measurements were made on 12 patients undergoing pulmonary artery catheter and mechanical ventilation. All measurements were divided into <8 mmHg or ≥8 mmHg subgroups according to respiratory variability, and they were then subdivided into either an airway pressure
The hemodynamic responses io esmolol, an ultrashort-acting (t1/3= 9 min) beta1-adrenergic receptor antagonist, were examined in 16 patients with myocardial ischemia and compromised left ventricular function as evidenced by a mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure of 15 to 25 mm Hg. Esmolol was infused intravenously to a maximal dose of 300 μg/Kg body weight per min for ≤48 h in 16 patients: 9 with acute myocardial infarction, 6 with periinfarction angina and 1 with acute unstable angina. The sinus rate and systolic arterial pressure declined rapidly in all patients from baseline values of 99 ± 12 beats/min and 126 ± 19 mm Hg to 80 ± 14 beats/min (p , 0.05) and 107 ± 20 mm Hg (p ≤0.05) during esmolol treatment. Rate-pressure product decreased by 33% and cardiac index by 14% during esmolol treatment, but pulmonary capillary wedge pressure was not significantly altered by drug infusion (19 ± 3 mm Hg at baseline versus 19 ± 5 during treatment, p = NS). In all patients there was a rapid ...
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How is Pulmonary Artery Capillary Wedge Pressure abbreviated? PACWP stands for Pulmonary Artery Capillary Wedge Pressure. PACWP is defined as Pulmonary Artery Capillary Wedge Pressure very rarely.
Since the E/e ratio was first described in 1997 as a noninvasive surrogate marker of mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, it has gained a central role in diagnostic recommendations and a supremacy in clinical use that require critical reappraisal. We review technical factors, physiological influences, and pathophysiological processes that can complicate the interpretation of E/e. The index has been validated in certain circumstances, but its use cannot be extrapolated to other situations-such as critically ill patients or children-in which it has either been shown not to work or it has not been well validated. Meta-analyses demonstrated that E/e is not useful for the diagnosis of HFpEF and that changes in E/e are uninformative during diastolic stress echocardiography. A similar ratio has been applied to estimate right heart filling pressure despite insufficient evidence. As a composite index, changes in E/e should only be interpreted with knowledge of changes in its components. ...
Although diuretic therapy appears to improve the exercise capacity of patients with moderately impaired cardiac function, the hemodynamic basis for this improvement is not clear. It is also unknown to what extent the moderate diuresis that often occurs during the first few days of hospitalization contributes to the normal or nearly normal hemodynamic measurements obtained in certain patients with cardiac impairment who are thought clinically to have signs and symptoms of pulmonary congestion. Accordingly, the circulatory response to moderate diuresis resulting in a loss of weight averaging 3.4 kg was investigated in 15 patients with heart disease. At rest in the supine position mean pulmonary arterial wedge pressure fell after diuresis from an average of 24 to 13 mm Hg. Reductions also occurred in mean pulmonary arterial pressure (42 to 26 mm Hg), mean right atrial pressure (9 to 4 mm Hg), and right ventricular end-diastolic pressure (11 to 6 mm Hg). Cardiac output decreased by an average of ...
PAOP or PAWP is pressure within the pulmonary arterial system when catheter tip wedged in the tapering branch of one of the pulmonary arteriesin most patients this estimates LVEDP thus is an indicator of LVEDV (preload of the left ventricle)
Background: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) leads to substantial morbidity and mortality despite modern targeted therapy. Therefore early detection is essential and a reliable non-invasive screening method is needed.. Methods: 76 consecutive SSc patients were assessed in this cohort study by lung function tests, electrocardiogram at rest, lab tests and biomarkers, echocardiography at rest, stress Doppler echocardiography (SDE) and by right heart catheter at rest and during exercise by two different experienced investigators.. Transthoracic echocardiography at rest and SDE were compared with hemodynamic measurement to assess the value and reliability of SDE in the noninvasive detection of PAH in SSc.. Results: 22 of the 76 SSc patients had a manifest pulmonary hypertension, 4 had elevated pulmonary arterial wedge pressures >15mmHg, therefore 24% had an associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (aPAH SSc). 28% of patients had an exercise induced pulmonary ...
We investigated whether the quality of myocardial collagen associates with elevated left-sided filling pressures in 38 hypertensive patients with stage C chronic heart failure. Filling pressures were assessed invasively measuring pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. Left ventricular chamber stiffness constant was calculated from the deceleration time of the early mitral filling wave. The fraction of myocardial volume occupied by total collagen tissue and collagen type I fibers was assessed histomorphologically. The degree of collagen cross-linking (CCL), which determines the formation of insoluble stiff collagen, was assessed by colorimetric and enzymatic procedures. The expression of lysyl oxidase (LOX), which regulates CCL, was assessed by Western blot. Compared with patients with normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (≤12 mm Hg; n=16), patients with elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (,12 mm Hg; n=22) exhibited increases of left ventricular chamber stiffness constant, fraction ...
METHODS AND RESULTS In the RV group, cardiac output was 2.7 +/- 0.6 l/min/m2; mean right atrial and pulmonary artery pressures were both 13 +/- 3 mm Hg; mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure was 7 +/- 5 mm Hg; left ventricular end-diastolic volume, determined angiographically, was 129 +/- 40% of normal; and its ejection fraction was 0.50 +/- 0.09. In the RA group, data were similar to those of the RV group except that right heart pressure were lower in the RV group, which was related to the preoperative condition of the pulmonary circulation. In the RV group, the fraction of ventricular forward flow of the total forward flow in the main pulmonary artery ranged from 0.21 to 0.46 and was not correlated with cardiac output or with any other parameter. The backward flow into the inferior vena cava at ventricular systole was greater than the atrial flow in two patients in whom cardiac output was less than 2.2 l/min/m2, whereas caval backward flow at atrial contraction was greater than ventricular flow ...
Interleukin (IL)-2 administration leads to respiratory dysfunction due to increased vascular permeability. This study examines the role of thromboxane (Tx)A2 in IL-2 induced lung injury in sheep with chronic lung lymph fistulae. This preparation enables evaluation of permeability prior to the development of gross edema. IL-2, 105 units/kg (n = 6), or its excipient control (n = 5) was given as an i.v. bolus over 2 min. After 2 h of IL-2 administration, plasma TxB2 increased from 168 to 388 pg/ml (P , 0.05) and lung lymph TxB2 from 235 to 694 pg/ml (P , 0.05). Mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) rose from 13 to 29 mm of Hg (P , 0.05) at 30 min and remained elevated for 4 h while the pulmonary artery wedge pressure was unchanged at 4 mm of Hg. Arterial oxygen tension (Pao2) fell from 88 to 77 mm of Hg (P , 0.05). Lung lymph flow (Q̇L) rose from 2.2 to 3.8 ml/30 min (P , 0.05) at 1 h and to 6.4 ml/30 min at 3 h. This rise coincided with an increase in the lymph/plasma (L/P) protein ratio from ...
Photo: Dr. Corey Ventetuolo]. This study, headed by lead author Dr. Corey Ventetuolo, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of health services, policy, and practice, hypothesized that PH and precapillary PH women would have less severe hemodynamic impairment as compared to men and that women would have more favorable survival as compared to men with PH and precapillary PH.. The study population included 15,464 veterans with PH, 516 (3 percent) of whom were women; 1,942 patients (13 percent) had precapillary PH, of whom 120 (6 percent) were women. The relationship between sex and hemodynamics was assessed with multivariable linear mixed modeling. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare survival by sex for those with PH and precapillary PH (mPAP ≥ 25 mm Hg, pulmonary artery wedge pressure [PAWP] ≤ 15 mm Hg and pulmonary vascular resistance [PVR] , 3 Wood units) respectively.. Results indicated that among those with PH, women had higher PVR and pulmonary artery ...
Radionuclide lung perfusion imaging was performed on 27 patients with valvular disease of the left heart. The ratio of upper to total counts for the lungs, determined by computer, was correlated against pulmonary vascular mean pressures. A close correlation (r = 0.91) was obtained against pulmonary wedge pressure. After corrective cardiac surgery upper/total ratios fell towards normal in four patients in whom pulmonary vascular pressures were measured and the correlation persisted. This simple non-invasive index can be used to follow changes in pulmonary venous hypertension. ...
Parsonage WA, Galbraith AJ, Koerbin GL et al. Value of B-type natriuretic peptide for identifying significantly elevated pulmonary artery wedge pressure in patients treated for established chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2005; 95 (7):883‑885 ...
The Berlin Definition of ARDS maintains a link to prior definitions with diagnostic criteria of timing, chest imaging, origin of edema, and hypoxemia. Patients may have ARDS if the onset is within 1 week of a known clinical insult or new/worsening respiratory symptoms. For the bilateral opacities on chest radiograph criterion, a reference set of chest radiographs has been developed to enhance inter-observer reliability. The pulmonary artery wedge pressure criterion for hydrostatic edema was removed, and illustrative vignettes were created to guide judgments about the primary cause of respiratory failure. If no risk factor for ARDS is apparent, however, objective evaluation (e.g., echocardiography) is required to help rule out hydrostatic edema. A minimum level of positive end-expiratory pressure and mutually exclusive PaO2/FiO2 thresholds were chosen for the different levels of ARDS severity (mild, moderate, severe) to better categorize patients with different outcomes and potential responses to ...
Measurements were made in 48 patients monitored with PAC and with PiCCO System at six specific stages through the study. The relationship between the two different preload variables (PAOP and ITBVI) and the CIpa were analyzed by linear regression. Agreement between CI measurements obtained by PAC and PiCCO system was analyzed using the analysis suggested by Bland and Altman. ...
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Simple formulas may remain within the text of the manuscript if they can be set on the line: The pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) was calculated as follows: PVRI = (MPAP − PCWP)/CI, where MPAP indicates mean pulmonary artery pressure; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; and CI, cardiac index. Long or complicated formulas should be centered on a separate line. In either case, symbols and signs should be marked in detail. Such formulas may be handled either as copy or as prepared art, depending on the availability of special characters and use of software for equation preparation. For online publications, formulas that require more
Simple formulas may remain within the text of the manuscript if they can be set on the line: The pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) was calculated as follows: PVRI = (MPAP − PCWP)/CI, where MPAP indicates mean pulmonary artery pressure; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; and CI, cardiac index. Long or complicated formulas should be centered on a separate line. In either case, symbols and signs should be marked in detail. Such formulas may be handled either as copy or as prepared art, depending on the availability of special characters and use of software for equation preparation. For online publications, formulas that require more
Normal hemodynamic monitoring values for quick reference. There will be posts in the future going over each value and its clinical significance. Cardiac Index (CI) 2.5-4.2Cardiac Output (CO) 4-8Central Venous Pressure (CVP) 2-6Pulmonary Artery Pressure (PA):Systolic 15-25Diastolic 8-15Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure (PCWP) 4-12Pulmonary Vascular Resistance (PVR) 37-250Systemic Vascular Resistance (SVR) 800-1300Stroke Volume 60-135
PAPmean at rest , 25 mm Hg, Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure ,/= 15 mm Hg and Pulmonary Vascular resistance (PVR) ,/= 240 dyn.sec.cm-5 (,/= 400 dyn.sec.cm-5 for patients treated with both endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) ) as measured by Right Heart Catheter ...
PAPmean at rest , 25 mm Hg, Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure ,/= 15 mm Hg and Pulmonary Vascular resistance (PVR) ,/= 240 dyn.sec.cm-5 (,/= 400 dyn.sec.cm-5 for patients treated with both endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) ) as measured by Right Heart Catheter ...
Left ventricular force-generating capacity was determined in 19 anesthetized dogs with heart failure (HF) from aortocaval fistula. At the time of study all dogs had ascites, edema, and elevated pulmonary wedge pressure. Length-contractile force (CF)
32-amino acid B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP 1-32) plays an important role in cardiovascular homeostasis. Recently, it was reported that BNP 1-32 is cleaved by the metalloprotease meprin A to BNP 8-32, the bioactivity of which is undefined. We hypothesized that BNP 8-32 has reduced vasodilating and natriuretic bioactivity compared with BNP 1-32 in vivo. Human BNP 8-32 and BNP 1-32 were compared in a crossover study in eight anesthetized normal canines. After a preinfusion clearance, BNP 1-32 was infused at 30 ng.kg(-1) x min(-1) for 45 min followed by a 60-min washout and a second preinfusion clearance. Then, equimolar BNP 8-32 was infused. In half of the studies, the peptide sequence was reversed. Changes with peptides from the respective preinfusion clearance to infusion clearance were compared with paired tests. Mean arterial pressure was reduced by both BNP 8-32 and BNP 1-32 (-8 +/- 3 vs. -6 +/- 2 mmHg, P = 0.48). Changes in right atrial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, heart ...
Randomized controlled trial of 433 patients at 26 sites randomized to receive therapy guided by clinical assessment and a PAC or clinical assessment alone. The target in both groups was resolution of clinical congestion, with additional PAC targets of a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure of 15 mm Hg and a right atrial pressure of 8 mm Hg. Medications were not specified, but inotrope use was explicitly discouraged. Results: PAC did not significantly affect the primary end point of days alive and out of the hospital during the first 6 months (p = 0.99), mortality (p = 0.35), or number of days hospitalized (p = 0.67). In-hospital adverse events were more common among patients in the PAC group (21.9% vs. 11.5%, p = 0.04), although there were no deaths related to PAC use.. ...
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目的 了解犬腹部开放伤后海水浸泡对血液动力学的影响。方法 实验动物致伤后随机分为对照组 (A组 )、等渗盐水浸泡组 (B组 )和海水浸泡组 (C组 )。对照组为单纯腹外伤 ,后两组动物致伤后分别置入等渗盐水或海水中 ,观察肺毛细血管楔压 (PAWP)、心排血量 (CO)、排血指数 (CI)和平均动脉压 (MAP)的变化... ...
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Results of previous studies vary, in part due to differences in the definition of cardiogenic shock. In the GUSTO-I (global utilisation of streptokinase and tissue plasminogen activator for occluded coronary arteries) study, cardiogenic shock was defined by a systolic blood pressure of ⩽ 90 mm Hg for ⩾ 1 hour, unresponsive to fluid challenge, thought to be secondary to cardiac dysfunction, and associated with signs of hypoperfusion or cardiac index ⩽ 2 l/min/m2.13 Other criteria are oliguria (, 20 ml/h), cerebral obtundation, and hypotension despite a pulmonary arterial wedge pressure of 18-20 mm Hg. Systemic vascular resistance is usually high in patients with cardiogenic shock, although this is a not an absolute requirement for the diagnosis.14 On occasion, cardiogenic shock is caused by a mechanical problem such as a ruptured papillary muscle, mitral valve chord, interventricular septum, or left ventricular free wall. Under these circumstances, urgent surgery may be considered. Most ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Reduction in mitral regurgitation during therapy guided by measured filling pressures in the ESCAPE trial. AU - Palardy, Maryse. AU - Stevenson, Lynne W.. AU - Tasissa, Gudaye. AU - Hamilton, Michele A.. AU - Bourge, Robert C.. AU - DiSalvo, Thomas G.. AU - Elkayam, Uri. AU - Hill, James A.. AU - Reimold, Sharon C.. PY - 2009/5/1. Y1 - 2009/5/1. N2 - Background-Dynamic mitral regurgitation (MR) contributes to decompensation in chronic dilated heart failure. Reduction of MR was the primary physiological end point in the ESCAPE trial, which compared acute therapy guided by jugular venous pressure, edema, and weight (CLIN) with therapy guided additionally by pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) toward pulmonary wedge pressure ≤15 and right atrial pressure ≤8 mm Hg. Methods and Results-Patients were randomized to PAC or CLIN during hospitalization with chronic heart failure and mean left ventricular ejection fraction 20%, and at least 1 symptom and 1 sign of congestion. MR and mitral ...
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Inclusion Criteria: - Previous documentation of mean pulmonary artery pressure , 25 mm Hg with a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure) 3 WU at any time before study entry. - Diagnosis of PAH which is idiopathic, heritable, drug- or toxin-induced, or associated with connective tissue disease, congenital heart disease, portal hypertension, or HIV infection. - Most recent pulmonary function tests with FEV1/FVC ,50% AND either a) total lung capacity , 70% predicted or b) total lung capacity between 60% and 70% predicted with no more than mild interstitial lung disease on computerized tomography scan of the chest. - Female, post-menopausal state, defined as: - , 50 years old and a) have not menstruated during the preceding 12 months or b) have follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels , 40 IU/L or - 40 IU/L or - having had a bilateral oophorectomy. - Informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Age /= 2.0). - Child-Pugh Class C cirrhosis. - Current or recent ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Exercise unmasks distinct pathophysiologic features in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and pulmonary vascular disease. AU - Gorter, Thomas M.. AU - Obokata, Masaru. AU - Reddy, Yogesh N.V.. AU - Melenovsky, Vojtech. AU - Borlaug, Barry A. PY - 2018/8/1. Y1 - 2018/8/1. N2 - Aims Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) are common and associated with adverse outcomes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Little is known about the impact of PVD on the pathophysiology of exercise intolerance. Methods and results Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction patients (n = 161) with elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (≥15 mmHg) at rest were classified into three groups: non-PH-HFpEF (n = 21); PH but no PVD (isolated postcapillary PH, IpcPH; n = 95); and PH with PVD (combined post- and pre-capillary PH, CpcPH; n = 45). At rest, CpcPH-HFpEF patients had more right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and lower pulmonary ...
units with a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure < 15 mmHg 8,10. TREATMENT SSc-associated PAH previously had a poor prognosis with a one-year survival rate of 45%. Poor survival has significantly increased with modern treatments such as prostanoids, endothelin receptor antagonists, and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. Drugs used in PAH 1) Prostanoids a)Epoprostenol: Starting dose of infusion is 1-2 ng/kg per minute, gradually increased up to 25-40 ng/kg per minute b) Treprostinil: given as a continuous subcutaneous or intravenous infusion in patients with PAH from functional class II, III and IV Dose:1.25 ng/kg per minute 2).Endothelin receptor antagonists a)Bosentan: It is indicated for PAH functional classes II, III and IV. Dose: 62.5 mg bid for 4 weeks before titration up to 125-250 mg bid b) Ambrisentan: Dose: 2.5-10 mg Ambrisentan in combination with tadalafil reduces the risks of disease progression and hospitalization for worsening PAH and improves exercise ability. 3)PDE inhibitors a) ...
Isosorbide Dinitrate is a moderate to long acting oral organic nitrate used for the relief and prophylactic management of angina pectoris. It relaxes the vascular smooth muscle and consequent dilatation of peripheral arteries and veins, especially the latter. Dilatation of the veins promotes peripheral pooling of blood and decreases venous return to the heart, thereby reducing left ventricular end- diastolic pressure and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (preload). Arteriolar relaxation reduces systemic vascular resistance, systolic arterial pressure, and mean arterial pressure ...
Adenosine might provoke bronchospasm in certain susceptible patients such as those with asthma or those on maintenance doses of bronchodilators or steroids. The selectivity of regadenoson was therefore of great interest to study for its safety and efficacy in such patients. The final answer is not yet in, and more studies are needed, but there are some preliminary data.. Prior studies have suggested that with prophylactic pre-treatment with a B-2 agonist, adenosine could be given to patients with mild asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). It should be noted the majority of patients with COPD but no bronchospasm could be tested with adenosine without any serious problem (39). Further, tachypnea is common after adenosine infusion and is not due to changes in airway resistance or pulmonary capillary wedge pressure but rather to stimulation of carotid body receptors (40,41).. A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial assessed the safety of regadenoson in 48 patients ...
Lung ultrasound is a basic application of critical ultrasound, defined as a loop associating urgent diagnoses with immediate therapeutic decisions. It requires the mastery of ten signs: the bat sign (pleural line), lung sliding (yielding seashore sign), the A-line (horizontal artifact), the quad sign, and sinusoid sign indicating pleural effusion, the fractal, and tissue-like sign indicating lung consolidation, the B-line, and lung rockets indicating interstitial syndrome, abolished lung sliding with the stratosphere sign suggesting pneumothorax, and the lung point indicating pneumothorax. Two more signs, the lung pulse and the dynamic air bronchogram, are used to distinguish atelectasis from pneumonia. All of these disorders were assessed using CT as the
The purpose of this study is to determine and compare changes in lung diffusing capacity, cardiac output, and pulmonary vascular pressures during exercise for younger versus older individuals. It is possible that the blood vessels of the lungs play a greater role in unexplained exercise intolerance and shortnesss of breath in older individuals than previously thought.. ...
in Critical Care Medicine (1992), 20(7), 1005-13. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: We aimed to characterize the effects of an endotoxin insult (Escherichia coli 0127:B8) on the relationships between pulmonary vascular pressure and flow in intact dogs. To achieve ... [more ▼]. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: We aimed to characterize the effects of an endotoxin insult (Escherichia coli 0127:B8) on the relationships between pulmonary vascular pressure and flow in intact dogs. To achieve this goal, multipoint plots of total pressure gradient, arterial pressure gradient, and venous pressure gradient vs. flow were generated by graded inflation of a right atrial balloon, which was used to vary flow. The partitioning of the total pressure decrease across the pulmonary vasculature (total pressure gradient = pulmonary arterial pressure-pulmonary artery occlusion pressure [PAOP]) into gradients across pulmonary arterial (arterial pressure gradient = pulmonary arterial pressure--effective capillary pressure) and pulmonary ...
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.. Congestive heart failure: If you have moderate congestive heart failure, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. This medication should not be used for people with severe congestive heart failure. People with severe heart failure who take this medication have an increased chance of dying. If you develop heart failure symptoms or worsening symptoms (e.g., weight gain, increasing shortness of breath, difficulty breathing at night, swelling of the feet or legs) while taking this medication, contact your doctor ...
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