arterial catheterization

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arterial catheterization

Cardiology The insertion of an indwelling catheter in order to monitor a particular hemodynamic parameter in the circulation in 'real time'
Arterial catheterization–indications
Monitor
Hemodynamically unstable Pts who may be hypo– or hypertensive, currently treated with vasopressor or vasodilator agents
Sample blood
on a regular basis to assess blood gases–oxygen, carbon dioxide in a mechanically ventilated Pt
Determine cardiac output
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accurately determine cardiac output in a minimally-invasive manner.
The USCOM (Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitors) device is a non-invasive cardiac output monitor, which utilises transaortic or transpulmonary Doppler flow tracing and valve area estimated using patient height to determine cardiac output.
demonstrated the utility of the company's ICG technology to determine cardiac output (amount of blood the heart pumps each minute) during pacemaker optimization compared to the Echocardiography/Doppler (Echo) method.