Static Measures of Preload Assessment

Richard A. Nahouraii, Susan E. Rowell

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    Abstract

    This article focuses on static methods for determining preload, specifically pressure and volumetric indices measured at the bedside. The underlying ventricular function will determine where the patient is located on Frank-Starling ventricular function curve and the patient's response to a fluid challenge. The proper interpretation and use of such measures, coupled with an understanding of their limitations and knowledge of alternative methods, is necessary to guide properly volume resuscitation in the critically ill.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)295-305
    Number of pages11
    JournalCritical Care Clinics
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

    Keywords

    • Central venous pressure
    • Global end-diastolic volume
    • Preload
    • Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure
    • Right ventricular end-diastolic volume
    • Volumetric measurement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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