Does impedance cardiography reliably estimate left ventricular ejection fraction?

@article{MSc1996DoesIC,
  title={Does impedance cardiography reliably estimate left ventricular ejection fraction?},
  author={Nardo J. M. van der Meer MSc and Mathijs W. N. Oomen MSc and Anton Vonk Noordegraaf and Rick J. Pijpers and Marjan A. B. D. Plaizier and Peter M. J. M. de Vries},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring},
  year={1996},
  volume={12},
  pages={5-9}
}
Objective. The objective of our study was to evaluate impedance cardiography (IMP) as a noninvasive method to determine the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).Methods. A total of 24 patients, 8 men and 16 women, aged 45.0 ± 12.9 years, participated in the study. They used cardiotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs or suffered from cardiac failure. LVEF was measured by means of IMP (LVEFimp) and radionuclide ventriculography (LVEFnuc). LVEFimp was calculated in three ways. Capan and colleagues… CONTINUE READING