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Cardiology Management

Radial Artery Catheterisation: Safer for Women

2014 15 Jul

Threading a catheter to the heart, in order to clear a blockage or place a stent, is usually performed via the femoral artery in a patients’ groin. In an innovative, less traumatic and much safer alternative, especially for women, the catheter can now be inserted through the wrist in a technique called radial artery catheterisation.... Read more

ICU Management

Measuring MPAP: Echocardiography Vs. Catheterisation

2014 07 Jul

Critically ill patients may benefit as much as ambulatory patients from mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) estimations by noninvasive echocardiography. However, the noninvasive method was not shown to be equivalent to pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) measurement of MPAP, according to a prospective study just published in Critical Ultrasound Journal.... Read more