USCOM: Ultrasound cardiac output monitor for patients requiring haemodynamic monitoring

Mundy L, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A, Hiller J
Record ID 32007000185
Authors' recommendations: In conclusion, the USCOM device is capable of measuring cardiac output in a non-invasive manner and appears to be accurate, rapid, well tolerated and relatively inexpensive when compared to the "gold standard" of pulmonary artery catheterisation. The main advantage of utilising the USCOM device to monitor CO is that, unlike PAC, patients do not need to be anaesthetised, which should increase the utility of the device and enable assessment of a wider patient population. No safety issues associated with the use of the device were reported. In addition, the device is highly portable and the learning curve for skills acquisition by clinicians is short. However, ideally the USCOM device should be further validated for patients with high and low cardiac output states.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Cardiac Output
  • Hemodynamics
  • Stroke Volume
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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