Less invasive methods of advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring

This is a great article to read and contains some really interesting info. “The monitoring of the cardiac output (CO) and other hemodynamic parameters, traditionally performed with the thermodilution method via a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC), is now increasingly done with the aid of less invasive and much easier to use devices. When used within the context of a hemodynamic optimization protocol, they canpositively influence the outcome in both surgical and non-surgical patient populations. While these monitoring tools have simplified the hemodynamic calculations, they are subject to limitations and can lead to erroneous results if not used properly.”

The enclosed article from Periopertative Medicine reviews “the commercially available minimally invasive CO monitoring devices, explores their technical characteristics and describes the limitations that should be taken into consideration when clinical decisions are made.”

Hemodynamic Monitoring PDF

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