• Vol. 39 No. 8, 655–657
  • 15 August 2010

Comparison of Cardiac Output Measurement by Arterial Waveform Analysis and Pulmonary Artery Catheter in Mitral Stenosis


Cardiac output (CO) is a vital measurement that influences clinical decision-making. Although thermodilution via a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is considered the gold standard for CO monitoring, the use of the PAC is no longer routine given its associated complications and lack of efficacy data.

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