Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients using bioimpedance technology has been shown to be a reliable alternative to invasive thermodilution techniques. However, there have been some concerns that the bioimpedance method may be unreliable in elderly patients with an atherosclerotic and rigid thoracic aorta. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of age on the reliability of noninvasive bioimpedance technology in measuring cardiac index.
- Cardiac index
- Noninvasive monitoring
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine