Measurement Methods of Hemodynamics
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
An understanding of cardiac hemodynamics is fundamental to caring for patients with a broad range of cardiac and non-cardiac conditions including shock, pericardial disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and infection. The cardiac catheterization laboratory is the traditional venue for measuring and defining a patient’s hemodynamics. In this course, we will describe the methods and pitfalls of hemodynamic assessment.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- To correctly identify the basic hemodynamic waves and the cardiac physiology which produce specific hemodynamics waves
- To correctly identify the cardiac equipment needed to make specific hemodynamic measurements
- To describe the indications for right-heart catheterization