USCOM cardiac output monitor for patients requiring haemodynamic monitoring

Buckley E, Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32012000210
Authors' recommendations: Recently published data indicate that the Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Measurement (USCOM) shows accuracy and agreement with the reference standard thermodilation, although recent concerns have been raised regarding the accuracy of pulmonary artery catheterization with low cardiac output. The non-invasive nature of this technique suggests that it would be suitable for use in settings where procedural risk, time and equipment requirements are serious considerations. As the technology appears likely to enter the health system, a horizon scanning report is recommended.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Hemodynamics
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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