Comparison of non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring by bioimpedance and echocardiography in cardiac intensive care unit patients

Authors:N. Kofman; A.;A. Rotmansh; E. Kalmanovich Conclusion: Even in the hands of cardiologists trained in performing echocardiographic hemodynamic evaluations, the measurement consistency is relatively low. Evaluation done by NICaS provides a much closer result correlation. Monitoring using the NICaS system can give an excellent noninvasive solution for hemodynamic assessment. The abstract can be provided upon […]

Intradialytic exercise increases cardiac power index

Authors: Brent Momb, Samuel Arlington Headley, Tracey Matthews, Michael J. Germain In conclusion, exercise during dialysis may decrease the likelihood of experiencing ischemic or hypotensive events by enhancing myocardial perfusion through increasing CPI and ̇Q. For the full article click here

Whole-body bioimpedance monitoring for outpatient chronic heart failure follow up

Authors: Yusuke Tanino, Junya Shite, Oscar L Paredes, Toshiro Shinke, Daisuke Ogasawara, Takahiro Sawada, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Naoki Miyoshi, Hiroki Kato, Naoki Yoshino, Ken-ichi Hirata Conclusion: Hemodynamic parameters derived by NICaS are applicable for the non-invasive assessment of cardiac function in outpatient CHF follow-up. For the full article click here

Whole-body electrical bio-impendance is accurate in non invasive determination of cardiac output: A thermodilution controlled, prospective, double blind evaluation.

Authors: Guillermo Torre-Amione, Olga Milo, Edo Kaluski, Zvi Vered, Gad Cotter NICaS is a novel accurate noninvasive method for CO determination. The results of this study suggest that the NICaS might be more accurate than thermodilution for CO determination due to the tendency of thermodilution to underestimate CO when high and overestimate it when low. […]

The reliability of noninvasive cardiac system hemodynamic monitoring in the cardiac intensive care patient requiring mechanical circulatory support

Authors: Guido Tavazzi, Policlinico San Matteo Pavia Fondazione, A Fernandez-Gasalla, Ana Barradas-Pires, Yoseph Mebrate Conclusion: Both Pearson correlation and linear regression demonstrated an excellent correlation between CO measured by echo and the NICaS. NICaS looks to be a reliable noninvasive CO monitoring in ICU patients. For the full article click here

Non invasive measurements of cardiac output (CO) and cardiac power index (CPI) by whole body bio impedance in patients with heart failure.

European Journal of Heart Failure Supplements ( 2012 ) UK Overview: Hemodynamic dysfunction is often used as part of the definition for heart failure (HF), predicts an adverse outcome and could be an important target for therapy but is rarely measured in routine practice, perhaps because simple, effective, inexpensive technology is lacking. We assessed the […]