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    What are arterial lines and what are they used for?

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    1) What purpose do arterial venous lines serve and which vessels are they placed in?

    2) Why is a pulmonary arterial line not an arterial line in the strictest sense of the word?

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    Arterial lines are most often used to either monitor blood pressure real-time (instead of intermittant readings) and to draw blood for blood gas analysis and other lab tests. The most common arteries used ...

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    This solution discusses what arterial lines are, where they are usually placed, and what they are commonly used for.