Comparison Performance Vigileo vs. Continuous CCO (Vigilance) in Patients With Induced Therapeutic Hypothermia
Patients resuscitated from a cardiac arrest undergo therapeutic hypothermia as a treatment option. Measuring the cardiac output in these patients is sometimes important, but difficult, as these patients require an invasive device for measurement. Recently, a non-invasive device based on pulse-contour analysis of the arterial pulse was developed (the Vigileo). Hypothermia changes the pulse contour, so the performance of the Vigileo in patients with induced therapeutic hypothermia is not known. Therefore we conduct this observational study in which the cardiac output of the patients is measured with the traditional method and the Vigileo simultaneously.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Comparison of the Performance of a New Pulse-contour Analysis Cardiac Output Measurement (Vigileo) With the Traditional Method in Patients With Induced Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest|
|Departement of Intensive Care Medicine - University Hospital Bern - Inselspital|
|Bern, Switzerland, 3010|
|Principal Investigator:||Matthias Haenggi, MD||Departement of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland|