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Hemodynamic monitoring in the intensive care unit

Pinsky, MR (2003) Hemodynamic monitoring in the intensive care unit. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 24 (4). 549 - 560. ISSN 0272-5231

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Hemodynamic monitoring is a diagnostic tool. Because hemodynamic monitoring often requires invasive procedures, it can be associated with an increased incidence of untoward events. Like any diagnostic tool, its ability to improve outcome will be primarily related to the survival benefit enjoyed by specific therapies that can only be given without complications based on their use. Presently, few specific treatment plans fit into this category. The diagnostic accuracy of preload responsiveness is markedly improved by the use of arterial pulse pressure or stroke volume variation, neither of which require pulmonary arterial catheterization. The field of hemodynamic monitoring is rapidly evolving and will probably continue to evolve at this rapid pace over the next 5 to 10 years as new technologies, information management systems, and our understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness progresses.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pinsky, MRpinsky@pitt.eduPINSKY0000-0001-6166-700X
Date: 1 January 2003
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Volume: 24
Number: 4
Page Range: 549 - 560
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/s0272-5231(03)00095-9
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0272-5231
Article Type: Review
PubMed ID: 14710690
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2012 20:41
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:55


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