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Limitations of volumetric indices obtained by trans-thoracic thermodilution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21102390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transthoracic thermodilution (TTT) measures cardiac output without the need for right heart catheterization. In addition, two volumetric hemodynamic indices have been derived from the mathematical analysis of the TTT curve: the global end diastolic volume (a quantitative measure of cardiac preload) and the extravascular lung water volume (a quantitative measure of pulmonary edema). Despite the undeniable appeal of these two novel parameters, uncertainty exists regarding both the validity of their mathematical derivation and their physiological significance. This concise review attempts to discuss such concerns.
L M Bigatello; E B Kistler; A Noto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva anestesiologica     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1827-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Anestesiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-03-16     Revised Date:  2011-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375272     Medline TA:  Minerva Anestesiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  945-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anesthesiology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output
Extravascular Lung Water / physiology
Stroke Volume
Thermodilution / methods*
Comment In:
Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Jul;77(7):754-5; author reply 756-7   [PMID:  21709663 ]

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