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Indications for Placing a Pulmonary Artery Catheter in a Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

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Description:

The need to place a pulmonary artery catheter for monitoring a patient with congestive heart failure in the hospital is a subject of debate. Invasive monitoring is indicated in a patient with heart failure who has one or more findings associated with an increased risk of death.

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