Cardiac index in pregnancy – friend or foe

Authors:
Maya Ram, Anat Lavie, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many

Conclusion:
The purpose of the study was to assess the reliability of CO vs. CI in healthy pregnant women at term. The Pearson correlation between the BSA and CO was poor. The researchers found that in pregnant women the reliable hemodynamic parameter is CO and not CI.

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