Cardiac Output Measurement by Pulse Dye Densitometry: Comparison with Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution in Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients


Objective. Pulse-dye densitometry (PDD) could be a suitable, low-invasive alternative to thermodilution using a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) for monitoring cardiac output. The aim of our study was to assess the reproducibility and validity of PDD compared to PAC-thermodilution. Methods. In 43 post-cardiac surgery patients, the mean of triplicate readings… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10877-005-6865-y


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