Magnus Hallbäck

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BACKGROUND It is important to be able to accurately monitor cardiac output (CO) during high-risk surgery and in critically ill patients. The invasiveness of the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) limits its use, and therefore, new minimally invasive methods for CO monitoring are needed. A potential method is estimation of CO from endogenous carbon dioxide(More)
BACKGROUND We have evaluated a new method for continuous monitoring of effective pulmonary blood flow (COEPBF ), i.e. cardiac output (CO) minus intra-pulmonary shunt, during mechanical ventilation. The method has shown good trending ability during severe hemodynamic challenges in a porcine model with intact lungs. In this study, we further evaluate the(More)