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Catheterization, Swan-Ganz MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Catheterization, Swan-Ganz
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.370.380.140.210
E02.148.224.165
E02.148.442.165
E04.100.814.529.937.165
E04.502.382.937.165
E05.157.250.165
E05.157.375.165
Unique ID
D002407
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002407
Scope Note
Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.
Entry Version
CATH SWAN GANZ
Entry Term(s)
Catheterization, Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
Swan-Ganz Catheterization
Previous Indexing
Heart Catheterization (1971-1987)
See Also
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure
Public MeSH Note
88
History Note
88
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/05/09
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Catheterization, Swan-Ganz Preferred
Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Narrower
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