Comparison Endotracheal Cardiac Output Monitor (ECOM) to a Standard Device in Measuring Heart Blood Volume

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2009 by University of California, Los Angeles.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2009
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new monitor that measures cardiac output (amount of blood pumped by the heart). The system that is being tested in this study, called Endotracheal Cardiac Output Monitor (ECOM), uses electricity (impedance cardiography) to measure cardiac output and is not harmful to the patient.

This study will test the accuracy and efficacy of the ECOM system in anesthetized and sedated patients who, in the normal course of clinical care in the OR or ICU, are having cardiac output measured. The investigators propose that unlike the standard system for cardiac output measurement, the ConMed ECOM System should result in a simplified, inexpensive, continuous, less-invasive, and accurate method of measuring cardiac output. Such a technique could allow the rapid diagnosis of instability in the cardiovascular system for critically ill patients.

Heart Disease
Cardiac Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison Endotracheal Cardiac Output Monitor (ECOM) to a Standard Device in Measuring Heart Blood Volume

Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients scheduled for cardiac surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to give informed consent
  • Patients requiring all of the following:

    • an oral ET tube
    • an arterial catheter
    • measurement of CO

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not competent to give informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00883857

United States, California
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Study Director: Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Responsible Party: Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, UCLA Identifier: NCT00883857     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-04-090-03 
Study First Received: April 17, 2009
Last Updated: April 17, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
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