The Interrelations of the Pulmonary Arterial and Venous Wedge Pressures
Pulmonary venous wedge pressure closely reflects the pulmonary arterial mean pressure. Pulmonary arterial wedge pressure is not significantly different from the left atrial mean pressure. Neither the former nor the latter is an approximation of the pulmonary capillary pressure.
- Received July 28, 1954.
- © 1955 American Heart Association, Inc.