Measurement of Cardiac Output in Children

  • I. A. Murdoch
  • M. J. Marsh
  • G. Morrison
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1995)

Abstract

Measurement and manipulation of cardiac output (CO), arterial oxygen delivery (cardiac index x arterial oxygen content) and oxygen consumption (cardiac index x arterio-venous oxygen content difference) has become routine in the ICU adult practice. The practicalities involved, however, make the same techniques difficult if not impossible to employ in children and infants. Furthermore, considerable doubt now surrounds the concept of ‘delivery-dependent oxygen consumption’ and whether or not ‘goal directed therapy’ as proposed by Shoemaker is appropriate in any critically ill adult or pediatric patient [1].

Keywords

Catheter Lactate Cardiol Plague Impe 

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  • I. A. Murdoch
  • M. J. Marsh
  • G. Morrison

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