Intravascular Arterial and Venous Monitoring
Also known as: hemodynamic monitoring, arterial and central venous pressure monitoring.
What is intravascular arterial and venous monitoring?
Intravascular arterial and venous monitoring is a test that measures blood flow throughout the body. It’s useful in both diagnosing medical conditions and monitoring a patient who is already under medical care and supervision.
What happens during the procedure?
A variety of different tools can be used in coordination to give health care providers a clear picture of intravascular arterial and venous monitoring. These include blood pressure cuffs, ECG monitors and other tools. These may be used as part of a doctor’s visit or when the patient is in the hospital.
Is any special preparation needed?
No special preparation is needed for the test.
What are the risk factors?
Blood clots may form which may occlude the vessel induced by the presence of the catheter. Other accompanied risk include infection.
Reviewed by: Magaly Diaz-Barbosa, MD
This page was last updated on: 6/21/2019 1:27:38 AM
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