Precision of bolus thermodilution cardiac output measurements in patients with atrial fibrillation

@article{Ostergaard2005PrecisionOB,
  title={Precision of bolus thermodilution cardiac output measurements in patients with atrial fibrillation},
  author={Mikkel Ostergaard and L B Nilsson and Jens Christian Nilsson and John P. Rasmussen and P G Berthelsen},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          366-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND The precision of bolus thermodilution cardiac output measurements in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has not previously been determined. A priori we suspected that the precision would be lower in patients with AF than in patients with sinus rhythm (SR). Consequently, we also determined if the precision could be improved by injecting the thermal indicator into the right ventricle instead of the right atrium. METHODS Cardiac output was determined as the average result of four… CONTINUE READING

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