Is noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring appropriate for the elderly critically injured patient?


BACKGROUND Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients using bioimpedance technology has been shown to be a reliable alternative to invasive thermodilution techniques. However, there have been some concerns that the bioimpedance method may be unreliable in elderly patients with an atherosclerotic and rigid thoracic aorta. The purpose of… (More)


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