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US doctors wave goodbye to the pulmonary artery catheter

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:228

There is now good evidence that pulmonary artery catheters (formerly known as Swan-Ganz catheters) do not improve survival in critically ill patients in intensive care. The evidence has already filtered into practice, and doctors use them less and less, according to …

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