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Impedance cardiography: more questions than answers.
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PMID:  17543244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic electrical bioimpedance, also known as impedance cardiography (ICG), is a noninvasive method to obtain hemodynamic measurements, including cardiac output. Recently, there has been a flurry of reports on the clinical use of ICG. Authors have suggested that ICG measurements are useful for a myriad of situations, including diagnosis of heart failure, monitoring of a patient's clinical status, and assisting in medicine titration decisions. However, data continue to suggest poor correlation between current generation ICG devices and invasive measurements of cardiac output, especially in heart failure patients. ICG is also not able to accurately measure left ventricular filling pressures. There are limited data demonstrating any improved outcomes using ICG in the clinical setting. Given the available data, ICG use should be limited to the research setting.
David J Wang; Stephen S Gottlieb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1523-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-04     Completed Date:  2007-08-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Cardiography, Impedance / methods
Dyspnea / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Graft Rejection / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Heart Failure / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Heart Transplantation
Hypertension / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Reproducibility of Results

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