central venous pressure


: the venous pressure of the right atrium of the heart obtained by inserting a catheter into a vein (such as the subclavian vein) and advancing it to the right atrium through the superior vena cava
Right heart catheterization showed a central venous pressure of 15 mm Hg …Larry A. Allen et al., The New England Journal of Medicine
abbreviation CVP

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“Central venous pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/central%20venous%20pressure. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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