Does hemodynamic monitoring complement conventional methods of assessment in the critically ill cardiac patient? Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Conventional clinical methods give qualitative information about left ventricular function in the critically ill patient. However, the information gathered from the physical examination and noninvasive methods is subject to important pitfalls with respect to both its nonspecificity and interobserver variability. The advent of hemodynamic monitoring has highlighted these difficulties and provided more quantitative information that is relevant in both diagnosis and treatment of the critically ill patient.

publication date

  • October 6, 1979

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