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Haemodynamic Monitoring Principles

22 September, 2010 | Haemodynamic Monitoring

Conventional assessment during surgical procedures or in critical care comprises monitoring of heart rate, arterial blood pressure and urinary output, with or without catheter-base measurement of Central Venous Pressure (CVP). The decision to use cardiac output monitoring in addition (or occasionally as substitute) to conventional assessment is a clinical judgment, usually taken by an anesthetist [...]