Update 1991 pp 277-290 | Cite as

Hemodynamic Variable Analysis During Mechanical Ventilation: Defining the Steady State

  • M. R. Pinsky
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 14)


Accurate and continual on-line analysis of numerous parameters of cardiovascular and respiratory function are available presently for the monitoring of the critically ill patient in modern intensive care units. Bedside assessment of cardiovascular status is thought to be important for both diagnosis and management of the hemodynamically unstable patient [1]. The arguments for the use of hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill will be briefly reviewed. Then the discussion will focus on new strategies for the accurate measurement of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure and cardiac output for data derived from pulmonary arterial catheterization.


Cardiac Output Constrictive Pericarditis Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure Esophageal Pressure Thermodilution Cardiac Output 
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