Non-invasive assessment of gestational hemodynamics: benefits and limitations of impedance cardiography versus other techniques

Anneleen Staelens*, Kathleen Tomsin, Lars Grieten, Jolien Oben, Tinne Mesens, Marc Spaanderman, Yves Jacquemyn, Wilfried Gyselaers

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To obtain data for maternal stroke volume and cardiac output during pregnancy, it is preferable to use a non-invasive, accurate and reproducible method. In this aspect, impedance cardiography is an excellent technique which is also highly accessible and easy to perform. This paper is a comprehensive review on the published literature about impedance cardiography and highlights the strengths and limitations of its applications in obstetrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-779
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


  • bioimpedance
  • hemodynamics
  • impedance cardiography
  • non-invasive
  • obstetrics
  • pregnancy

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