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Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure: What is it? How doctors measure it? And Why is it useful?

Pulmonary Wedge Pressure refers to the pressure within the pulmonary arterial system. Many other terms exist to refer to Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure (PCWP). Some of them are Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure (PAWP), Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure (PAOP), or merely Pulmonary Wedge Pressure (PWP). What is it? PCWP is the left atrial pressure measurement obtained by the passing… Read More »