Anatomic locations of the tips of pulmonary-artery catheters in supine patients

G. M. Kronberg, S. F. Quan, R. M. Schlobohm, J. M. Lindauer, P. C. Goodman

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Abstract

In supine patients the placement of most catheter tips is vertically below the superior vena cava and thus at or vertically below the left atrium. In addition, 73 per cent of catheter tips were located in the right lower quadrant on the anteroposterior roentgenogram.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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