Hemodynamic instability in the beach chair position (BCP) may lead to adverse outcomes. Cardiac preload optimization is a prerequisite to improve hemodynamics. We evaluated the clinical usefulness of dynamic indices for the prediction of fluid responsiveness in BCP patients under general anesthesia. Forty-two patients in the BCP under mechanical ventilation received colloids at 6 ml/kg for 10 min. Stroke volume variation (SVV), pulse pressure variation (PPV), pleth variability index (PVI), and hemodynamic data were measured before and after the fluid challenge. Patients were considered responders to volume expansion if the stroke volume index increased by ≥15 %. The areas under receiver operating characteristic curves for SVV, PPV and PVI were 0.83, 0.81 and 0.74, respectively (p < 0.05), with the corresponding optimal cut-off values of 12, 15 and 10 %. SVV, PPV and PVI can be used to predict fluid responsiveness in the BCP under mechanical ventilation.
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This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF2014R1A1A3053428). We thank Ha Yan Kim and Jinae Lee from the Biostatistics Collaboration Unit, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, for assistance with statistical analysis.
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Lee, S.H., Chun, YM., Oh, Y.J. et al. Prediction of fluid responsiveness in the beach chair position using dynamic preload indices. J Clin Monit Comput 30, 995–1002 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10877-015-9821-5
- Beach chair position
- Stroke volume variation
- Pulse pressure variation
- Pleth variability index
- Fluid responsiveness