thermal dilution

thermal dilution

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A 7-F thermistor-tipped, flow directed pulmonary artery catheter (swan-Ganz[TM] thermal dilution catheter, model 93A-131-7-F, Edwards Critical Care Division, Irvine, CA) was placed into the pulmonary artery via the external jugular vein.
Cardiac output (CO) was estimated using the thermal dilution technique and displayed on a cardiac output computer (Model 9520A, Edwards Critical Care Division, Irvine, CA).
A thermal dilution feature will be added to the ALERT(R)catheter for heart surgery and critical care applications.