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Minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18467894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The measurement of cardiac output in the critically ill constitutes a vital part in the management of these patients. Minimally invasive techniques are gaining popularity as they allow continuous cardiac output monitoring while avoiding the risks associated with pulmonary artery catheterization. This article focuses on some of the commonly used minimally invasive devices that rely on pulse contour waveform analysis. RECENT FINDINGS: The current studies in the literature that assess the validity and the clinical applications of calibrated and noncalibrated arterial waveform derived cardiac output devices are discussed. SUMMARY: The minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring devices available differ in their methodology and application. Currently there is conflicting evidence as to the accuracy of some of these systems and further investigation into their clinical application is required.
Patrick Morgan; Nawaf Al-Subaie; Andrew Rhodes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in critical care     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1531-7072     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Crit Care     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-09     Completed Date:  2008-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504454     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Crit Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output*
Equipment and Supplies
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*,  methods

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