4 years ago

Comparison of Bioreactance and Echocardiographic Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring and Myocardial Function Assessment in Primagravida Women

McSweeney, L., Thornton, P., Malone, F., El-Khuffash, A., Breatnach, C., Monteith, C., Tully, E., Doherty, A., Kent, E.
(Br J Anaesth. 2017;118(4):527–532) Bioreactance (BRT) uses the phase shift or time delay of an applied alternating current traversing the thoracic area to derive stroke volume (SV). Its use has not yet been validated for detailed noninvasive assessment of maternal hemodynamics in the obstetric population. Therefore, the authors of the present study compared simultaneous cardiac output (CO) and SV measurements obtained using a noninvasive CO monitor—NICOM (Cheetah Medical, Newton, MA)—that utilizes BRT and echocardiography in a group of healthy primigravid women. The authors also assessed the relationship between maternal characteristics, such as body mass index, and myocardial performance.
You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.