A comparison of endotracheal bioimpedance cardiography and transpulmonary thermodilution in cardiac surgery patients.

@article{Fellahi2012ACO,
  title={A comparison of endotracheal bioimpedance cardiography and transpulmonary thermodilution in cardiac surgery patients.},
  author={J L Fellahi and Marc Olivier Fischer and Olivier Rebet and Massimo Massetti and Jean-louis Gerard and Jean Luc Hanouz},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={217-22}
}
OBJECTIVES The authors hypothesized that bioimpedance cardiography measured by the Endotracheal Cardiac Output Monitor (ECOM; ConMed, Utica, NY) is a convenient and reliable method for both cardiac index (CI) assessment and prediction in fluid responsiveness. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING A teaching university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-five adult patients. INTERVENTIONS Admission to the intensive care unit after conventional cardiac surgery and investigation… CONTINUE READING