Evaluation of cardiac function by echo-Doppler studies in critically ill patients

Measurements of stroke volume by echo-Doppler techniques were compared to those obtained by thermodilution in 116 critically ill patients

M. Goldstein

2006

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  • Measurements of stroke volume by echo-Doppler techniques were compared to those obtained by thermodilution in 116 critically ill patients
  • When compared to healthy volunteers, these patients had decreased peak aortic blood velocity and PABA, measured by continuous Doppler. These data indicate that in critically ill patients pulsed Doppler placed in the left ventricular outflow is an adequate echo-Doppler technique to measure SV, while continuous Doppler placed in the suprasternal notch can be used to assess LV performance
  • Am Heart J 107:310 CAS PubMed Google Scholar

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