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Related to pulmonary capillary wedge pressure: Pulmonary artery wedge pressure, systemic vascular resistance
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PCWPPulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure
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PCWPPapillion Creek Watershed Partnership (est. 2001)
PCWPPulmonary Catheter Wedge Pressure
PCWPPierce County Water Programs (Washington)
PCWPPhysiological Cost of Wheelchair Propulsion
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The myocardial perfusion index was inversely related to pulmonary capillary wedge pressure during peak exercise.
Respiratory-induced changes on the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure tracing.
Elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure overwhelms the Lymphatic system and edema results.
Of these conditions, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which is defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure of greater than 25 mm Hg at rest or greater than 30 mm Hg during exercise in conjunction with normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), is the most complex and challenging to manage.
Classic findings include equalization of right arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), pulmonary artery diastolic pressure, and right ventricle middiastolic pressure.
Inclusion criteria were defined as follows, based on a previous report (1): documented left ventricular ejection fraction [less than or equal to]30% by echocardiogram and a pulmonary artery catheter placed for clinical purposes that demonstrated a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) [greater than or equal to]15 mmHg along with a cardiac index (CI) _[less than or equal to]2.
In patients hospitalized with dyspnea at rest caused by acutely decompensated class IV CHF, those on Natrecor plus standard therapy had a quicker reduction in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and improvements in dyspnea, without an increase in arrhythmias, compared with placebo plus standard care.
The presence of intracardiac shunting should be determined, and the left ventricular filling pressure should be assessed using the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure or directly with left heart catheterization (Rubin et al.
A decrease in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), a measure of the blood pressure in the heart that when elevated, forces fluid into the lungs causing respiratory problems (the primary endpoint).
The pulmonary capillary wedge pressure was mildly elevated at 19 mmHg without large v waves.