[Measurement of cardiac output after cardiac surgery: validation of a partial carbon dioxide rebreathing (NICO) system in comparison with continuous thermodilution with a pulmonary artery catheter].

@article{Jover2005MeasurementOC,
  title={[Measurement of cardiac output after cardiac surgery: validation of a partial carbon dioxide rebreathing (NICO) system in comparison with continuous thermodilution with a pulmonary artery catheter].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Jover and Marina Soro and Francisco Javier Belda and Gerardo Aguilar and Pilar Caro and Raquel Ferrandis},
  journal={Revista espanola de anestesiologia y reanimacion},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={256-62}
}
UNLABELLED Cardiac output is usually monitored with a pulmonary artery catheter. However, because that method is not free of risk, devices have been designed in recent years to measure cardiac output in a way that is minimally invasive or fully noninvasive. Among such devices is the NICO monitor, which is based on a modified Fick equation (partial CO2 rebreathing). OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of cardiac output measurements from the NICO monitor to measurements obtained by continuous… CONTINUE READING