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Kaukinen, S., Koobi, T., Bi, Y.B. and Turjanmaa, V.M.H. (2003) Cardiac Output Measurement after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using Bolus Thermodilution, Continuous Thermodilution and Whole Body Impedance Cardiography. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 17, 199-203.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jcan.2003.47

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Correlation of Electric Cardiometry and Continuous Thermodilution Cardiac Output Monitoring Systems

    AUTHORS: Vishwas Malik, Arun Subramanian, Sandeep Chauhan, Milind Hote

    KEYWORDS: Pulmonary Artery Catheter, Electrical Cardiometry, Cardiac Output, Thermodilution

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol.4 No.7, July 14, 2014

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Impedance Cardiography (ICG) with its drawbacks to reliably estimate cardiac output (CO) when compared to reference methods has led to the development of a novel technique called Electrical Cardiometry (EC). The purpose of this study was to compare EC-CO with the Continuous CO (CCO) derived from Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC). Methods: 60 patients scheduled to undergo coronary artery surgery necessitating the placement of PAC were studied in the operating room. Standard ECG electrodes were used for EC-CO measurements. Simultaneous CO measurement from EC and PAC was done at three predefined time points and were correlated. Results: A significant high correlation was found between the EC-CO and CCO at the three time points. Bland and Altman analysis revealed a bias of 0.08 L/min, a precision of 0.15 L/min, with a narrow limit of agreement (-0.13 to 0.28 L/min). The percentage error between the methods was 3.59%. Conclusion: The agreement between EC-CO and CCO is clinically acceptable and these two techniques can be used interchangeably. Mediastinal opening has no effect on the correlation between these two modalities.