Vascular Cannulation

  • J. Esteban Varela
  • Albert J. Varon


Vascular cannulation is an essential tool for fluid and drug administration, accurate monitoring of hemodynamic parameters, and blood sampling in critically ill patients. Preparation, indications, contraindications, clinical utility, and techniques for vascular cannulation are reviewed in this chapter. The sites of catheterization and complications of arterial, central venous, and pulmonary artery catheterization are also presented.


Pulmonary Artery Central Venous Catheter Radial Artery Internal Jugular Vein Pulmonary Artery Catheter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Esteban Varela
    • 1
  • Albert J. Varon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MiamiMiamiUSA

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