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Comparison of lithium dilution and thermodilution cardiac output measurements in anaesthetised neonatal foals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12358000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of cardiac output is expected to help guide the treatment of hypotension associated with critical illness and/or anaesthesia in neonatal foals. However, a practical and safe method of measuring cardiac output has not been described for the foal. Lithum dilution, a new method of cardiac output determination not requiring cardiac catheterisation, has recently been reported in mature horses. We compared this method to thermodilution in isoflurane-anaesthetised foals age 30-42 h and found good agreement between the 2 methods in a range of cardiac outputs 5.4-20.4 l/min. The lithium dilution technique is a practical and reliable method of measuring cardiac output in anaesthetised neonatal foals, and warrants investigation in critically ill conscious foals.
K T T Corley; L L Donaldson; M O Furr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0425-1644     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-02     Completed Date:  2003-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-601     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, VMRCVM, Leesburg, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn / physiology*
Cardiac Output*
Critical Illness
Heart Catheterization / veterinary
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*
Horses / physiology*
Hypotension / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Indicator Dilution Techniques / veterinary
Lithium / diagnostic use*
Thermodilution / methods,  veterinary
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