Is noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring appropriate for the elderly critically injured patient?

Carlos V R Brown, William C. Shoemaker, Charles C J Wo, Linda Chan, Demetrios Demetriades

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Bioimpedance
  • Cardiac index
  • Elderly
  • Noninvasive monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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