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Non Invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring. (Principles and Practice Series)

  • ID: 2221562
  • Book
  • July 1997
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Monitoring cardiovascular function is a fundamental check on the patient s wellbeing in the conscious or unconscious state. Time honoured methods such as the ECG and blood pressure monitoring have been joined by recent advanced technological methods that require a sound understanding on the part of the user. This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to all the methods currently available. It discusses both basic technology and practical implementation in the clinical situation. Chapters include:

ECG monitoring, it scope and limitations

No n–invasive blood pressure monitoring


Oscillometry and oscillotonometry


Problems and errors in blood pressure

Measurement and instrumentation

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Home blood pressure monitoring

Pulse monitoring

Doppler ultrasound and echocardiography

Electrical impedance monitoring

Each chapter contains an extensive literature search, and the final chapter covers the general rationale behind medical alarms and discusses their advantages and disadvantages.
The demand today is for non–invasive monitoring methods wherever possible, for patient comfort and to minimize risk and possible litigation. These non–invasive procedures are therefore becoming the most widely used by hospital doctors, general practitioners, hospital and community nurses and midwives, and by all those working in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency care. The up–to–date information in this book, amply illustrated with explanatory line diagrams, will provide all required to perform these procedures with a reassuringly complete and clearly described reference.
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Preface; Introduction; ECG monitoring; diagnostic scope and limitations of ECG monitoring; non–invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring; sphygmomanometry; oscillometry and oscillotonometry; the force–balance principle and related methods of tonometry; problems and errors in blood pressure measurement and instrumentation; diagnostic scope and limitations of blood pressure monitoring; ambulatory non–invasive blood pressure monitoring; home blood pressure monitoring; pulse monitoring; Doppler ultrasound monitoring, including echocardiography; electrical impedance monitoring; alarms; Bibliography; Figure References; Index.
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Bernard Hayes
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