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Advanced Monitoring Parameters: CI, SVI

 
Cardiac Index (CI), Stroke Volume Index (SVI)

Cardiac index is the amount of blood pumped by the heart per minute indexed to 1 m² of the body surface area (BSA); the cardiac index represents the global blood flow. The PiCCO Technology provides discontinuous (transpulmonary thermodilution) and continuous (pulse contour analysis) parameters.[1]

Cardiac index

Cardiac index (CI), stroke volume index (SVI)

A decrease in cardiac index is a clear alarm signal and requires appropriate measures to manage the situation. But knowledge about cardiac index alone is not enough to make a therapeutic decision, as the cardiac index is influenced by several factors.

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All references

  1. 1. Gassanov N. et al. The PiCCO catheter. Dtsch med Wochenschr 2010; 135(46): 2311-2314