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A balloon-tipped catheter is placed into a small branch of the pulmonary artery in a patient. The lumen of the catheter opens distal to the balloon. The pressure measured from the catheter with the balloon deflated is 25/8
mm Hg. When the balloon is inflated, the pressure is 7 mm Hg and non-pulsatile. Which of the following pressures is being approximated when the balloon is inflated?

A. Left atrial pressure

B. Left ventricular end diastolic pressure

C. Left ventricular peak systolic pressure

D. Pulmonary artery pressure

E. Right atrial pressure


A..left atrial pressue....equal to pulpmary wegde pressure


yes L atrial pressure, this q was posted by kris2c coupla days ago smiling face


see how promptly iam answering because of kris smiling face


A. Left atrial pressure

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