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Table 2 Time required to advance the pulmonary artery catheter through the tricuspid and pulmonary valves and incidence of ventricular arrhythmias during passage of each valve

From: An analysis of factors influencing pulmonary artery catheter passage through the tricuspid and pulmonary valves

 Tricuspid valvePulmonary valveP value
Time duration (s)9 (5–16)15 (10–28)< 0.001
Ventricular arrhythmias n (%)0 (0)17 (17)< 0.001
  1. Data (time duration) were expressed as median (interquartile range)