Gepost in: Circulatie

Less invasive hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients

Over the last decade, the way to monitor hemodynamics at the bedside has evolved considerably in the intensive care unit as well as in the operating room. The most important evolution has been the declining use of the pulmonary artery catheter along with the growing use of echocardiography and of continuous, real-time, minimally or totally non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring techniques. This article, which is the result of an agreement between authors belonging to the Cardiovascular Dynamics Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, discusses the advantages and limits of using such techniques with an emphasis on their respective place in the hemodynamic management of critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability.




Jean-Louis Teboul, Bernd Saugel, Maurizio Cecconi, Daniel De Backer, Christoph K. Hofer, Xavier Monnet, Azriel Perel, Michael R. Pinsky, Daniel A. Reuter, Andrew Rhodes, Pierre Squara, Jean-Louis Vincent & Thomas W. Scheeren


Intensive Care Medicine volume 42, pages1350–1359 (2016)