Usefulness of stroke volume variation to assess blood volume during blood removal for autologous blood transfusion in pediatric patients.

BACKGROUND Dynamic variables based on the heart-lung interaction induced by positive pressure ventilation have not been shown to be useful in assessing cardiac preload in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether stroke volume variation (SVV) obtained from the FloTrac/Vigileo(TM) monitoring system can reflect a change in blood volume during the… CONTINUE READING