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Methods in pharmacology: measurement of cardiac output.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21284692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many methods of cardiac output measurement have been developed, but the number of methods useful for human pharmacological studies is limited. The 'holy grail' for the measurement of cardiac output would be a method that is accurate, precise, operator independent, fast responding, non-invasive, continuous, easy to use, cheap and safe. This method does not exist today. In this review on cardiac output methods used in pharmacology, the Fick principle, indicator dilution techniques, arterial pulse contour analysis, ultrasound and bio-impedance are reviewed.
Bart F Geerts; Leon P Aarts; Jos R Jansen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1365-2125     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  2011-05-06     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503323     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology © 2011 The British Pharmacological Society.
Departments of Anaesthesiology Intensive Care Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Carbon Dioxide / analysis,  diagnostic use
Cardiac Output / physiology*
Heart Function Tests / methods*
Indicator Dilution Techniques
Models, Theoretical
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Thermodilution / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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