Understanding the Difference: Swan-Ganz Catheterization vs. Right Heart Catheterization

Cathie Wilde Coding, Outsourcing, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Let’s first look at what a Swan-Ganz catheterization is and how the procedure is performed. The Swan-Ganz catheter is synonymous with a pulmonary artery catheterization. It was named in honor of its inventors who were Jeremy Swan and William Ganz from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1970. It is a flow-directed catheter with a balloon tip that is inserted via an …