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SIGNA VITAE, Vol.3 No.Suppl. 1 February 2008.

Review article

Thoracic electrical bioimpedance theory and clinical possibilities in perioperative medicine

PREDRAG STEVANOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
RADISAV SCEPANOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
DRAGAN RADOVANOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
DJORDJE BAJEC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
RADOSLAV PERUNOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
DRAGOS STOJANOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
DEJAN STEVANOVIC ; Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, University Clinical Hospital Dr. D. Misovic, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

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Abstracts
This article is a short review of thoracic electrical bioimpedance (TEB) theory and clinical capabilities. Cardiac output measurement is used primarily to guide therapy in complex, critically ill patients. Thoracic electrical bioimpedance is one of several noninvasive techniques that have been investigated to measure cardiac output and other hemodynamic parameters. Opinions in current literature continue to be conflicting as to the utility of thoracic electrical bioimpedance to that purpose. There is a limited number of good designed studies but they imply TEB is an accurate and reliable noninvasive method for determining cardiac output/cardiac index and it would be valuable for patients and circumstances in which intracardiac pressures and mixed venous blood samples are not necessary.

Keywords
bioimpedance; non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring; cardiac output; pulmonary artery catheter; thermodilution

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