Comparison of Cardiac Output Measured by Ultrasound Dilution Method and Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution Technique
Cardiac output (CO) is an important hemodynamic variable in the management of critically ill patients. The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) requires invasive techniques with potential complications and there is increasing interest in less invasive methods of measuring CO. This study is designed to compare CO values from PAC thermodilution (COTD) and ultrasound dilution (COUD).
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|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Cardiac Output Measured by Ultrasound Dilution Method and Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution Technique|
- Compare Cardiac Output Measurements [ Time Frame: During the stay in the ICU with in situ catheters (expected avg 3 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To compare CO measured by ultrasound dilution method (COUD) and pulmonary artery thermodilution technique (COTD) in SICU patients.
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Contact: Mihae Yu, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Hawaii|
|The Queen's Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813|
|Contact: Mihae Yu, MD 808-586-2920 email@example.com|