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Ramos et al., "Usefulness of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure as a correlate of left ventricular filling pressures in pulmonary arterial hypertension," The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol.
Both ventricular volume loading and pulmonary artery wedge pressure significantly increased (P < 0.05) after myocardial infarct modeling.
In a study of patients with severe systolic dysfunction undergoing evaluation for cardiac transplant, there was a relationship (albeit weak), between MLN and mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure, elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, and elevated right atrial pressure.
I asked the nurse to re-measure his cardiac output and his wedge pressure while disconnected from the ventilator.
Transthoracic impedance accurately estimates pulmonary wedge pressure in patients with decompensated chronic heart failure.
One of hemodynamic features of dilated cardiomyopathy is increase of the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PWP) as indicator of elevated left ventricular filling pressure (preload).
All patients who underwent a bilateral or unilateral lung transplant at UCLA Medical Center from 2002 to 2009 were analyzed (394 patients) by chart review in order to evaluate the prognostic significance of preoperative markers of diastolic function, including invasively measured pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and echocardiographic variables of diastolic dysfunction.
Preoperative confirmatory hepatic catheterization and angiography performed two days prior to surgery confirmed the hepatic wedge pressure and provided accurate portal venous anatomy.
Concomitant right and left heart catheterization revealed mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure of 24 mmHg, pulmonary artery systolic/diastolic/mean pressures of 45/25/35 mmHg, right ventricle systolic/end-diastolic pressures of 48/17 mmHg and LV systolic / end-diastolic pressures of 110/25 mmHg.
The pulmonary capillary wedge pressure was mildly elevated at 19 mmHg without large v waves.
However, during a peak cardiopulmonary exercise test one glaring difference between the two groups became evident: All 10 diabetic subjects demonstrated a significantly greater increase in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure than controls.