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Review article: Non-invasive assessment of cardiac output with portable continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18400002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac output is considered an important parameter when assessing the cardiovascular status of a critically ill patient. Both non-invasive (e.g. bioimpedance, echocardiography) and invasive methods (Swan Ganz catheter) have been used to measure cardiac output. The ultrasonic cardiac output monitoring device provides a new method of non-invasively assessing cardiac output in various clinical settings. The ultrasonic cardiac output monitoring device was introduced clinically in 2001, and appears to be a promising adjunct in the assessment of the cardiovascular state in a variety of patient cohorts. In this short review article, we will introduce this new technique, discuss the required skills and compare it with methods already in use. In particular, a critical comparison with the 'gold standard', the invasive measurement of cardiac output with the pulmonary artery catheter, will be given.
Sascha Meyer; David Todd; Ian Wright; Ludwig Gortner; Graham Reynolds
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-13     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Newborn Care, The Canberra Hospital and The Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output*
Catheterization, Swan-Ganz / instrumentation*
Echocardiography, Doppler / instrumentation*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
Comment In:
Emerg Med Australas. 2008 Jun;20(3):199-200   [PMID:  18549382 ]

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