The purpose of the pulmonary artery catheter, also known as the Swan-Ganz catheter, is to assess and monitor left ventricular function and candetermine preload, assess contractility, and approximate afterload. Jones & Fix 2009
An arterial line (A-line) is used if frequent blood pressure and arterialblood gas determinations are needed. It is especially useful■ After surgery.■ For patients with unstable vital signs.■ For patients experiencing hypoxemia.
Gitelman syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis and low blood pressure.
Valve replacement surgery