Problems of impedance cardiography
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the waveforms measured by an impedance cardiograph are affected not only by the change of blood volume in the aorta but also by that in various organs such as the heart and lungs.
the impedances measured by a pair of small electrodes separated by a short distance give useful information about the region in the vicinity of the electrodes
much valuable information will be available, if the relationships between the measurement results and the pulsatile blood flow are understood, and
by choosing an appropriate electrode arrangement, we may get much useful information about the blood circulation in the organs we want to investigate
KeywordsImpedance cardiograph Impedance waveforms Potential distribution
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