Measurement Methods of Hemodynamics
Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
An understanding of cardiac hemodynamics is fundamental to caring for patients with a broad range of cardiac and non-cardiac conditions including shock, pericardial disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and infection. The cardiac catheterization laboratory is the traditional venue for measuring and defining a patient’s hemodynamics. In this course, we will describe the methods and pitfalls of hemodynamic assessment.
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