Therapeutic optimization of atrioventricular delay in cardiosurgical ICU patients by noninvasive cardiac output measurements versus pulse contour analysis.

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BACKGROUND Optimizing atrioventricular (AV) delay improves cardiac output and postoperative outcome. Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive method for CO measurement. This study evaluates the ability of two ICG methods to determine the optimal AV delay (OAVD) and to compare ICG with invasive PICCO measurements. METHODS In 14 cardiosurgical ICU… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038515

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@article{Mellert2008TherapeuticOO, title={Therapeutic optimization of atrioventricular delay in cardiosurgical ICU patients by noninvasive cardiac output measurements versus pulse contour analysis.}, author={Fritz Mellert and P Lindn{\'e}r and Wolfgang Schiller and Eberhard Gersing and Ingo Heinze and Jens Kreuz and Armin Welz and Clauss J Preusse}, journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon}, year={2008}, volume={56 5}, pages={269-73} }