Assessment of left ventricular function by pulse wave analysis in critically ill patients

@article{Scolletta2013AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of left ventricular function by pulse wave analysis in critically ill patients},
  author={Sabino Scolletta and Laurent Bodson and Katia Donadello and Fabio Silvio Taccone and A Devigili and J K Vincent and Daniel P. De Backer},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={1025-1033}
}
Left ventricular (LV) performance is often quantified by echocardiography in critically ill patients. Pulse wave analysis (PWA) systems can also monitor cardiac function but in a continuous fashion. We compared echocardiographic and PWA-derived indices of LV function. We enrolled 70 critically ill patients equipped with invasive arterial pressure monitoring who required echocardiography. We simultaneously assessed LV ejection fraction (LVEF), the rate of LV pressure rise during systole (dP/dt… CONTINUE READING