Continuous haemodynamic monitoring using transoesophageal Doppler during acute normovolaemic haemodilution in patients with coronary artery disease.

Transoesophageal Doppler monitoring allows non-invasive assessment of stroke volume. We studied haemodynamic changes during acute normovolemic haemodilution (ANH) in anaesthetised patients with coronary artery disease. Twenty patients were randomly assigned to either ANH or a control group. During ANH, a mean (SD) blood volume of 15.3 (3.4) ml.kg(-1) was… CONTINUE READING