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1 Understanding Adult Hemodynamics Theory, Monitoring, Waveforms and Medications Vicki Clavir RN

2 Purpose  The primary purpose of invasive hemodynamic monitoring is the early detection, identification, and treatment of life-threatening conditions such as heart failure and cardiac tamponade. By using invasive hemodynamic monitoring the nurse is able to evaluate the patient's immediate response to treatment such as drugs and mechanical support. The nurse can evaluate the effectiveness of cardiovascular function such as cardiac output, and cardiac index.

3 Objectives Understands basic cardiac anatomy Verbalizes determinates of Cardiac Output and their relationships to each other List indications for hemodynamic monitoring Demonstrates monitor system and set up Describe pharmacologic strategies that manipulate the determinates of cardiac output

4 Indications for Hemodynamic Monitoring: One of the obvious indications for hemodynamic monitoring is decreased cardiac output. This could be from dehydration, hemorrhage, G. I. bleed, Burns, or surgery. All types of shock, septic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, or anaphylactic may require invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Any deficit or loss of cardiac function: such as acute MI, cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure may require invasive hemodynamic monitoring.


6 Coronary Arteries RCA- RA, RV&LV Inf, Inf Septum SA node 65% AV node 80% PDA 80-90% CX- LA,LV ( side/back) SA node 40% AV node 20% LAD – LV (front/bottom) Septum Bundle branches Left Main


8 Cardiac Cycle Diastole Phase Early DiastoleVentricles relax. Semilunar valves close.valves Atrioventricular valves open.valves Ventricles fill with blood. Mid DiastoleAtria and Ventricles are relaxed. Semilunar valves are closed. Atrioventricular valves are open. Ventricles continue to fill with blood. Late DiastoleSA nodeSA node contracts. Atria contract. Ventricles fill with more blood. Contraction reaches AV node.AV node Cardiac Cycle Systole Phase SystoleContraction passes from AV node to Purkinje fibers and ventricular cells.AV node Purkinje fibers Ventricles contract. Atrioventricular valves close. valves Semilunar valves open. valves Blood is pumped from the ventricles to the arteries.

9 Cardiac Cycle

10 Electrical Conduction system SA node  Atrial muscle  Internodal fibers  AV node  AV bundle  right and left bundle branches  Ventricular muscle

11 Autonomic Nervous System  The autonomic nervous system stimulates the heart through a balance of sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system innervations. –The sympathetic nervous system plays a role in speeding up impulse formation, thus increasing the heart rate –The parasympathetic nervous system slows the heart rate.

12 The Cardiac Cycle

13 Coronary Arteries Fill The Cardiac Cycle



16 Normal CO 4-8 liters Normal Cardiac Index is 2.5 to 4.5 liters

17 Heart Rate  Works with Stroke Volume  Compensatory  Tachycardia  Bradycardia  Dysrhythmias



20 Factors Causing Low Cardiac Output  Inadequate Left Ventricular Filling –Tachycardia –Rhythm disturbance –Hypovolemia –Mitral or tricuspid stenosis –Pulmonic stenosis –Constrictive pericarditis or tamponade –Restrictive cardiomyopathy  Inadequate Left Ventricular Ejection –Coronary artery disease causing LV ischemia or infarction –Myocarditis, cardiomyopathy –Hypertension –Aortic stenosis –Mitral regurgitation –Drugs that are negative inotropes –Metabolic disorders


22 Hemodynamic terms Hemodynamic terms  Preload- Stretch of ventricular wall. Usually related to volume. (how full is the tank?) – Frank Starling’s Law

23 Hemodynamic terms  Increased preload seen in –Increased circulating volume (too much volume) –Mitral insufficiency –Aortic insufficiency –Heart Failure –Vasoconstrictor use- (dopamine)  Decreased Preload seen in –Decreased circulating volume (bleeding,3 rd spacing) –Mitral stenosis –Vasodilator use ( NTG) –Asynchrony of atria and ventricles

24 Increased Preload

25 Decreased preload

26 Normal Value - 2-8 mm Hg

27 Or LVEDP PAOP = 8-12 mm Hg PAD = 10-15 mm Hg


29 Hemodynamic terms  Contractility - –How well does the ventricular walls move? How good is the pump? –  Decreased due to  Drugs – certain drugs will decrease contractility –Lido, Barbiturates, CCB, Beta- blockers  Infarction, Cardiomyopathy  Vagal stimulation  Hypoxia

30 Hemodynamic terms  Contractility- –  Increased  Positive inotropic drugs –Dobutamine, Digoxin, Epinephrine  Sympathetic stimulation –Fear, anxiety  Hypercalcemia ( high calcium)

31 CONTRACTILITY - PRECAUTIONS  Do Not use Inotropes until volume deficiency is corrected  Correct Hypoxemia and electrolyte imbalance.


33 Hemodynamic terms  Afterload – resistance the blood in the ventricle must overcome to force the valves open and eject contents to circulation.

34 X Y

35 Hemodynamic terms  Factors that  increase afterload are –Systemic resistance or High Blood pressure –Aortic stenosis – Myocardial Infarcts / Cardiomyopathy –Polycythemia – Increased blood viscosity

36 Hemodynamic terms  Factors that  decrease Afterload –Decreased volume –Septic shock- warm phase –End stage cirrhosis –Vasodilators

37 Normal PVR is 120 to 200 dynes

38 Normal SVR - 800-1200 dynes



41 Mean Arterial Pressure  MAP is considered to be the perfusion pressure seen by organs in the body.  It is believed that a MAP of greater than 60 mmHg is enough to sustain the organs of the average person under most conditions.  If the MAP falls significantly below this number for an appreciable time, the end organ will not get enough blood flow, and will become ischemic.  Calculated MAP = 2x diastolic + systolic 3



44 EKG






50 1. PRELOAD- venous blood return to the heart Controlled by; ♥.Blood Volume  PRBC’s Albumin Normal Saline  Diuretics- lasix,bumex Thiazides  Ace inhibitors ♥. Venous Dilation  Nitroglycerine  Ca+ channel blockers clonidine (Catapress) methyldopa trimethaphan (arfonad) ↓ Dobutamine  Morphine 2. CONTRACTILITY- forcefulness of contractility  Ca+ channel blockers  Digoxin  Dopamine/Dobutamine  Milrinone/amrinone 3. AFTERLOAD – work required to open aortic valve and eject blood – resistance to flow in arteries °  Dopamine (at higher doses)  Ace inhibitors  Nipride/lesser extent Nitro  Calcium channel blockers  Labetalol Drugs of Hemodynamics 4. HEART RATE – 1.  Beta blockers 2.  Calcium channel blockers 3.  Atropine 4.  Dopamine 5.  Dobutamine





55 O2 To BODY From Body

56 O2

57 Factors that make up SVO 2 are Cardiac output SaO 2 VO 2 (oxygen consumption) Hemoglobin


59 Causative Factors Clinical Conditions  O2 Delivery  Hb concentration - Anemia - Hemorrhage  Oxygen saturation (SaO2) (SaO2) - Hypoxemia - Lung disease - Low FIO2  Cardiac Output - LV dysfunction (cardiac disease, drugs) - Shock – cardiac/septic (late) - Hypovolemia - Cardiac Dysrhythmias  Oxygen consumption - Fever, infection - Seizures, agitation - Shivering -  Work of Breathing - Suctioning, bathing, repositioning

60 Increased SVO 2  Most common cause is - Sepsis Or  Wedged PA catheter

61   Functions of PA Catheter   Allows for continuous bedside monitoring of the following – –Vascular tone, myocardial contractility, and fluid balance can be correctly assessed and managed. – –Measures Pulmonary Artery Pressures, CVP, and allows for hemodynamic calculated values. – – Measures Cardiac Output. (Thermodilution) – – SvO2 monitoring (Fiber optic). – – Transvenous pacing. – – Fluid administration.

62 PA Catheter KEEP COVERED KEEP LOCKED YELLOW Clear BLUE RED Markings on catheter. 1. Each thin line= 10 cm. 2. Each thick line= 50 cm.

63 Description of PA Catheter Ports/lumens. CVP Proximal (pressure line - injectate port for CO)-BLUE PA Distal (Pressure line hook up)- Yellow Extra port - usually- Clear Thermistor – Red Cap

64 Continuous Cardiac Output and SVO 2 monitoring

65 Indications for PA catheter  The pulmonary artery catheter is indicated in patients whose cardiopulmonary pressures, flows, and circulating volume require precise, intensive management.  MI – cardiogenic shock - CHF  Shock - all types  Valvular dysfunction  Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Monitoring  ARDS, Burns, Trauma, Renal Failure



68 500 ml Premixed Heparinized bag of NS



71 ♥ Re-level the transducer with any change in the patient’s position ♥ Referencing the system 1 cm above the left atrium decreases  the pressure by 0.73 mm Hg ♥ Referencing the system 1 cm below the left atrium increases  the pressure by 0.73 mm Hg Angles 45° 30° 0°


73 Remove cap and keep sterile Turn stopcock towards pressure bag Zero monitor Replace cap


75 SQUARE WAVE TEST - Determines the ability of the transducer to correctly reflect pressures. - Perform at the beginning of each shift A B C

76 Thermodilution Cardiac Outputs Thermodilution Cardiac Outputs  Cardiac Outputs reading should be within.5 of each other for averaging purposes.  Except in patients with atrial fibrillation- just average 3 to 4 readings. (due to loss of atrial kick output changes from minute to minute)  Cardiac Outputs should be obtained at the end of respiration - at the same point each time



79 RN magazine April, 2003 - PA catheter refresher course.


81 ALL PA measurements are calculated at end expiration because the lungs are at their most equal - (negative vs. positive pressures)


83 a, c,& v Waves and their Timing to the ECG tracing






89 Ventricular

90 PAP DOCUMENTATION  Measure at end expiration  Measure pressures from a graphic tracing  Measure pulmonary capillary wedge pressure at end-expiration using the mean of the a wave  a wave indicates atrial contraction and falls within the P – QRS interval of the corresponding ECG complex




















110 PAOP/PAWP Pressure Safety Points  Watch monitor during inflation and stop when you see PAOP waveform  Never inject more than 1.5 ml of air or any fluid into PA port  Don’t keep balloon inflated longer than 15 seconds  When completed - Allow air to passively exit the balloon


112 COMPLICATIONS OF PA CATHETER Infection ☹ Infection ☹ Electrocution (Microshock) ☹ Ventricular Arrhythmias (Vtach.,Vfib., Cardiac Arrest) ☹ Atrial Dysrhythmias, RBBB ☹ Knotting and misplacement ☹ Hemo or Pneumothorax ☹ Cardiac valve trauma

113 COMPLICATIONS OF PA CATHETER ☹ Catheter thromboembolism or air embolism ☹ Dissection or Laceration of subclavian artery or vein ☹ Cardiac Tamponade ☹ Pulmonary infarction ☹ Pulmonary artery injury or rupture ☹ Balloon rupture ☹ Hematoma

114 Trouble Shooting  Dampened Waveform –Flush catheter –Check transducer system for air bubbles  Blood in Tubing –Look for open Stopcock –Put 300mgHg pressure in pressure bag  Stuck in Wedge /PWP –Very slowly and gently pull back catheter until you see PA waveform

115 References  Pulmonary Artery Catheter Education Project @ sponsored by – American Association of Critical Care Nurses American Association of Nurse Anesthetists American College of Chest Physicians American Society of Anesthesiologists American Thoracic Society National Heart Lung Blood Institute Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Society of Critical Care Medicine  Hemodynamics Made Incredibly Visual – LWW publishing 2007  AACN practice alert – Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring - Issued 5/2004  Handbook of Hemodynamic Monitoring – G Darovic 2 nd ed.  TCHP Education Consortium 2005 – A Primer for Cardiovascular Surgery and Hemodynamic Monitoring  Nursebob's MICU/CCU Survival Guide-Hemodynamics in Critical Care -Hemodynamic Monitoring Overview 12/04/00

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