Clinical Applications

Understanding the hemodynamic status of a patient guides the diagnosis, risk assessment and treatment in a variety of clinical settings. Measuring hemodynamic parameters allows treatment to be selected more appropriately, encourages a better understanding of the circulatory system and improves clinical outcomes.1

The non-invasive Electrical Cardiometry (EC) Monitors are the only impedance based monitors validated and US market released for use in all patient populations (neonates, pediatrics and adults).2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Below is a list of specialties and corresponding patient management which can be enhanced by using EC Monitors.

Specialty Type of Patient Management
Cardiology Clinic Heart failure and hypertension
Electrophysiology Optimization of pacemaker timings
Anesthesia Goal directed therapy (fluid loading and inotropes) in order to optimize preload, contractility and after-load
Obstetrics/Gynecology Preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhaging, post-operative recovery
Critical Care Goal-directed therapy for critically ill patients at risk of shock (cardiac, septic, trauma, and burn), fluid optimization, post-surgical care, heart failure
Emergency Trauma, sepsis, burn, triage, hypovolemic shock, heart failure, hypertension, dyspnea
Psychiatry Monitoring cardiac function of patients on Clozapine

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1 Sodolski T et al. (2007). Impedance cardiography: A valuable method of evaluating hemodynamic parameters. Cardiology Journal, 4.

2 Norozi K et al (2007). Electrical velocimetry for measuring cardiac output in children. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 1-7.

3 Osthaus W A et al(2007). Comparison of electrical velocimetry and transpulmonary thermodilution for measuring cardiac output in piglets. Pediatric Anesthesia, 1-7.

4 Suttner S et al (2006). Noninvasive assessment of cardiac output using thoracic electrical bioimpedance in hemodynamically stable and unstable patients after cardiac surgery: a comparison with pulmonary artery thermodilution. Intensive Care Medicine.

5 Zoremba N et al (2007). Comparison of electrical velocimetry and thermodilution techniques for the measurement of cardiac output. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 51:1314-1319.

6 Scmidt C et al (2005). Comparison of electrical velocimetry and transoesophageal Doppler echocardiography for measuring stroke volume and cardiac output. British Journal of Anesthesia, 95 (5): 603-10.