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Crit Care Nurs Q. 1998 Nov;21(3):97-101.

The view within: the emerging technology of thoracic electrical bioimpedance.

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  • 1Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California, USA.


With the increasing incidence of catheter-related sepsis and recognition of increased mortality and cost of care with pulmonary artery catheters, the need for a safe, cost-effective, and clinically accurate means of obtaining hemodynamic data has become evident. Through the technology of thoracic electrical bioimpedance (TEB), non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring is now possible with the, manufactured by CardioDynamics International Corporation. The provides continuous hemodynamic readings safely, accurately, and inexpensively. TEB is proving to be a valuable adjunct to patient assessment and treatment across multiple health care settings.

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