Functional Hemodynamic Monitoring: A Personal Perspective

  • M. R. Pinsky
Conference paper


Hemodynamic monitoring is a central component of the overall management approach to the critically ill patient. Hemodynamic monitoring of critically ill patients has a dual function. First, it can be used to document hemodynamic stability and the lack of need for acute therapeutic interventions. Second, through monitoring we can measure variables and define the degree to which they vary from their baseline values. Thus, hemodynamic monitoring must be able to define both stability and change.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hemodynamic Monitoring Stroke Volume Variation Spontaneous Breathing Trial Arterial Pulse Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Pinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Critical Care MedicinePittsburghUSA

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