M. Rotman, M.D.; R. M. Davidson, M.D.; John Hawley
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Pulmonary artery diastolic pressure (PADP) provides a good estimate of left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. This study reports the clinical significance of the PADP, measured with the Swan-Ganz flow directed catheter, in 50 patients with acute myocardial infarction. The mean time of initial study after admission was 5 hours with a range of 0 to 27 hours. Fourteen patients had uncomplicated infarction (PADP, 14.3 ± 0.6 mm Hg), 22 had mild to moderate congestive heart failure (PADP, 21.7 ± 6.5 mm Hg), three were in overt pulmonary edema (PADP, 38.3 ± 10.6 mm Hg). There was no significant difference in the
Rotman M, Davidson RM, Hawley J. Pulmonary Artery Diastolic Pressure in Acute Myocardial Infarction.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:867. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-867_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):867.
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