Category: Pulmonary

Pulmonary Microvascular Cytology

The pulmonary artery flotation catheter The pulmonary artery flotation catheter of Drs.  Swan and Ganz is used primarily for monitoring hemodynamic parameters but also permits sampling of blood from the pulmonary circulation (Fig 1). With the exception of determinations of mixed venous oxygenation, little advantage has been taken of this unique access to blood from the pulmonary artery microcirculation.

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