Accuracy of cardiac output measurements with pulse contour analysis (PulseCO) and Doppler echocardiography during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Missant2008AccuracyOC,
  title={Accuracy of cardiac output measurements with pulse contour analysis (PulseCO) and Doppler echocardiography during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Carlo Missant and S. Rex and P F Wouters},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={243-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE During off-pump coronary bypass grafting, surgical manipulation and dislocation of the heart may cause cardiovascular instability. Monitoring of cardiac output facilitates intraoperative haemodynamic management but pulmonary artery catheters are often considered too invasive. Pulse contour analysis and transoesophageal echocardiography could serve as alternatives, but there is controversy about their accuracies. We validated pulse contour analysis using a standard… CONTINUE READING