The Difference

  1. Could some of you more experienced cardiac nurses highlight for me the difference between CVP and PAWP?
    Know CVP indicates fluid status, venous. Also right ventricular preload.
    Know PAWP indicates left ventricular preload, ideal is around 18--anything above that indicates left ventricle in not operating efficiently, heart failure.
    Thanks for any other insights/explanations you can offer me
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