How are pulmonary artery catheters beneficial in the evaluation and management of chemical pneumonitis?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Pulmonary artery catheter placement may be helpful to differentiate cardiac from noncardiac pulmonary edema in the setting of chemical pneumonitis. The hemodynamic monitoring catheter may be utilized to guide appropriate fluid management.


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