Echo Doppler Monitoring for the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Performances in Anaesthesia and in the Intensive Care Units

  • R. Muchada
  • P. Tortoli
  • F. Gudi
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Medical ultrasound imaging has improved considerably because of the development of echo Doppler technics which, nowadays, allow a non invasive exploration of the heart and the large inner mediastinal vessels for diagnostic purpose [1, 2]. The echocardiographic study of the cardiac morphology and its variations provides information on the change of volume, the cardiac chamber dimension and the functional or pathological alterations of the global or regional contractility [3].


Systolic Time Interval Aortic Blood Flow Haemodynamic Monitoring Cardiovascular Performance Doppler System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Muchada
    • 1
  • P. Tortoli
    • 2
  • F. Gudi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareE. André HospitalLyonFrance
  2. 2.Electronic Engineering Dept.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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