Transfemoral balloon catheterization to hepatic wedge pressure measurements

K. H. Barth, E. J. Udoff

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A method for obtaining wedged hepatic venous pressures with a balloon catheter is described. The catheter is introduced percutaneously into the femoral vein. This method is easier to perform than the venous cutdown technique used with Swan-Ganz catheters, and the results are more representative of average parenchymal pressure than standard wedged catheter measurements are.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-780
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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