Quantitative assessment of cardiac load-responsiveness during extracorporeal life support: case and rationale

Antoine P. Simons*, Marcus D. Lance, Koen D. Reesink, Frederik H. van der Veen, Patrick W. Weerwind, Jos G. Maessen

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Abstract

We describe a case of a patient assisted by extracorporeal life support, in which we obtained the dynamic filling index, a measure for venous volume during extracorporeal life support, and used this index to assess cardiac load-responsiveness during acute reloading. While reloading, the obtained findings on cardiac pump function by the dynamic filling index were supported by trans-esophageal echocardiography and standard pressure measurement. This suggests that the dynamic filling index can be used to assess cardiac load-responsiveness during extracorporeal life support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2010

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