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. […]

Perioperative sequential monitoring of hemodynamic parameters in patients with pheochromocytoma using the NICaS

Authors: Yayoi Matsuda, Hisaya Kawate, Shingo Shimada, Chitose Matsuzaki, Hiromi Nagata, Masahiro Adachi, Keizo Ohnaka, Masatoshi Nomura, Ryoichi Takayanagi Conclusion: The results of this study show the potential usefulness of sequential monitoring of hemodynamic status using NICaS in patients with pheochromocytoma during the perioperative period. Despite some limitations, NICaS-derived CO seems to be applicable to […]

Non-invasive measurement of cardiac output by whole-body bio-impedance during dobutamine stress echocardiography: Clinical implications in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and ischemia

Authors: Gad Cotter, Marina Laitman, Edgar Sucher, Eli Peleg, Edo Kaluski, Ruth Wolf, Zvi Vered Conclusion: Measurement of CI by NICaS correlated well with Doppler-derived CI. The calculation of Cpi and TPRI changes during dobutamine stress may provide important clinical information. For the full article click here

Noninvasive and simple assessment of cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance with whole-body impedance cardiography is useful for monitoring patients with pulmonary hypertension

Background: Cardiac Power Index (CPI) is a novel parameter calculated by CI*MAP and is considered to be a reliable indicator of myocardial contractility. Previous studies done by RHC technique demonstrated that CPI is the best in-hospital mortality predictor4,5,6. The target of this study was to find whether non-invasively measured CPI has a good predictive capability […]

Impedance cardiography revisited

Authors: G Cotter1, A Schachner2, L Sasson2, H Dekel2 and Y Moshkovitz3 Conclusion: The present CO results measured by the NICaS device indicate that, with regard to the accuracy of measuring the CO, the RIC technology outperforms any other ICG technology, being twice as accurate as TIC. For the full article click here

Impedance cardiography for cardiac output estimation reliability of wrist-to-ankle electrode configuration

Authors: Oscar Luis Paredes, Junya Shite, Toshiro Shinke, Satoshi Watanabe, Hiromasa Otake, Daisuke Matsumoto, Yusuke Imuro, Daisuke Ogasawara, Takahiro Sawada, Mitsuhiro Yokoyama Conclusion: The present study is aimed to test the effectiveness of the Non-Invasive Cardiac System (NICaS), a new ICG device working with a wrist-to-ankle configuration. The study indicates that NICaS performs at least […]