Monitoring cardiac function in intensive care.

@article{Tibby2003MonitoringCF,
  title={Monitoring cardiac function in intensive care.},
  author={Shane M Tibby and Ian A. Murdoch},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={46-52}
}
Systolic cardiac function results from the interaction of four interdependent factors: heart rate, preload, contractility, and afterload. Heart rate can be quantified easily at the bedside, while preload estimation has traditionally relied on invasive pressure measurements, both central venous and pulmonary artery wedge. These have significant clinical limitations; however, adult literature has highlighted the superiority of several novel preload measures. Measurement of contractility and… CONTINUE READING

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