Hemodynamic monitoring via Swanganz catheter
a. Determines pressure, flow, and oxygenation within the cardiovascular system.
b. Catheter, infusion system, transducer, and a monitor are prepared and the catheter is placed in the hrt. or great vessels by the physician.
c. Readings are taken for right atrial, pulmonary artery, and pulmonary wedge pressures.
d. Other data calculated- stroke vol., cardiac output, and oxygenation.
e. Triglycerides contribute to arterial disease. As triglycerides rise, so do low-density lipoproteins, which are a factor in atherosclerosis.