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Pulmonary Artery Pressure: Pressure Transducer, Diagnostic Pressure Catheter, Echocardiography, and Conditions that alter PAP

It refers to a measure of the blood pressure that experts find in the main pulmonary artery. The right ventricle of the heart generates Pulmonary Artery Pressure (PAP) by ejecting blood into the pulmonary circulation. That results in a resistance to the output from the right ventricle. During each contraction, the heart that forces blood into the aorta… Read More »

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 »