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Definition of Pulmonary artery catheter

Pulmonary artery catheter: Also called a Swan-Ganz catheter. A light flexible balloon-tipped tube that is introduced into the pulmonary artery (the artery from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs). See; Catheter, Swann-Ganz.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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