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Does technological evolution justify the use of Swan — Ganz catheters in perioperative haemodynamic monitoring?

  • R. Muchada
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Abstract

The measurement of the cardiac output (CO) by thermodilution is based on an ancient method allowing its calculation, the principle of Fick (1829 – 1901) [1]. This author has described the possibility of calculating the CO by measuring the value of a marker, the O2, introduced into the arterial entry, via respiratory diffusion, and recovered at the venous exit, via respiratory exhalation, of the cardiovascular system. The method, indirect at the beginning and direct later, with the introduction of arterial and cardiac catheterization (the reason why A.F. Cournanad, D. W. Richardson, and W. T. Forsman received the Nobel prize in 1956), has allowed the determination of CO.

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Cardiac Output Right Ventricle Cardiac Output Measurement Aortic Blood Flow Thermodilution Technique 
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