Over the past decade, noninvasive hemodynamic and thoracic fluid status monitoring via impedance cardiography has provided clinicians practicing in the outpatient setting with a valuable tool for managing a myriad of cardiovascular disorders. This article reviews impedance cardiography technology and the use of impedance cardiography in the home and outpatient clinic settings for the assessment and management of heart failure, resistant hypertension, and dualchamber pacemaker optimization.
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Physiologic Monitoring| May 01 2003
Outpatient Cardiovascular Management Utilizing Impedance Cardiography
Marie Lasater, RN, MSN, CCRN;
From the UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, Calif (Ms Lasater), and Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Mo (Ms Truter Von Rueden).
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AACN Adv Crit Care (2003) 14 (2): 240–250.
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Marie Lasater, Kathryn Truter Von Rueden; Outpatient Cardiovascular Management Utilizing Impedance Cardiography. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 2003; 14 (2): 240–250. doi:
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