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Label the CVP wave form



  1. a
  2. c
  3. x
  4. y
  5. v



what causes the a wave?

Atrial contraction

(a for Atria)


what causes the c wave

early ventricuar contraction

it's from the elevation of the tricuspid valve

(c- for Contraction)


what causes the v wave?

venous return against a closed tricuspid valve

(v for Venous return)


what may cause a large A-wave

anything that increases the pressure of right atrium during contraction

  • tricuspid stenosis
  • Pulmonic stenois
  • Pulmonary HTn
  • decreased right ventricular compliance


what can cause a Large V-wave

anything that causes extra filling (fluid) in right atrium

  • tricuspid regurg
  • right ventricle failure
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Cardiac tamponade


why would you use a cvp monitoring

Assess pts fluid status/ blood volume



will a person on a ventilator or on peep have an accurate CVP?

no- will read high, should disconnect for 10-15 seconds to get accurate reading

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