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Project: Automatised determination of cardiac systolic function in critically ill patients by 'Preload Adjusted Maximal Power'.

project duration
01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-02
Determination of left ventricular contractility may be done by separate flow and pressure measurements. These measurements are to be combined providing power. Hydraulic power of the left ventricle is thus determent by arterial pressure and beat to beat flow measurements. Linking hemodynamic monitoring and transoesophageal echocardiography to a workstation provides on line data on left ventricular contractility.