A quiet revolution in cardiac output estimation in intensive care is currently underway in the British Isles. Minimally-invasive technologies are being introduced into routine clinical practice and pulmonary arterial catheter utilisation appears to be receding. Trans-oesophageal Doppler ultrasound monitoring appears to be a popular alternative and is available in many hospitals in the UK. Therefore, it seems timely to consider the principles of trans-oesophageal Doppler-derived cardiac output estimation and whether the technique has validity in clinical practice.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Intensive Care|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|