Muestra de sangre arterial

El pulso de una arteria determina la ubicación de una punción arterial. La razón principal para extraer sangre de una arteria, en vez de hacerlo de una vena, es medir los gases en la sangre. Debido a que la sangre arterial es sangre oxigenada y fluye directamente del corazón, el análisis de esta sangre puede determinar la química de la misma antes de ser utilizada por los tejidos.Muestra de sangre arterial

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Last reviewed 1/22/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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