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A 72 year old female is admitted with confusion and shortness of breath. She has a past medical history of ischaemic heart disease. She is pyrexial and there is evidence of left basal crepitations. She is tachycardic and is hypotensive. Given the most likely cause of her hypotension, what would you expect to find on measurement of her central venous pressure (CVP), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PAP) and pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PCWP)?

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