Updated: Apr 16
In the ICU, measuring cardiac output (CO) typically involves invasive techniques that are complex and may lead to clinical complications. However, a newly tested chest patch device provides a promising solution for accurately measuring CO in ICU patients.
This innovative device demonstrated high accuracy when compared to the pulse contour cardiac output and the thermodilution method, both of which are currently used to measure CO in ICU patients. The chest patch device's non-invasive approach offers a simpler and safer alternative for CO measurements, potentially reducing the risk of complications associated with invasive methods.
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