Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use Down Sharply, Research Shows
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Pulmonary artery catheterization in the United States - once common for critical care - has dropped so dramatically that it should either be discontinued entirely or performed only by physicians highly skilled in the procedure, according to articles in the July 25 Journal of the American Medical Association.
You may also be interested in...
Pulmonary artery catheterization for monitoring cardiac function was once common in the intensive care units, but a new technology assessment requested by the government shows there is little evidence that the procedure is effective in critical care settings
Germany has ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity to 260,000 per week, and still has a relatively low death rate from the virus. The country's diagnostics industry says it is ready to play its part “24/7.”