FLOTRAC/VIGILEO in Acute Circulatory Failure (FLOVAC)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01090791
Recruitment Status :
(Major change in protocol anticipated)
Acute circulatory failure may be related to hypovolemia. Fluid loading increases stroke volume in approximatively half of challenges. Determining fluid responsiveness prevents unnecessary fluid loading. Passive leg raising (PLR) provides a transient increase of 300 ml in venous return for a short time. The measurement of stroke volume (SV) before and after a PLR test allows physician to detect fluid responsiveness, when stroke volume increases is higher than 15 %. Beside thermodilution, the use of non invasive device to measure stroke volume becomes largely employed. Arterial Pressure based Cardiac Output (APCO), provided by the Flotrac/Vigileo system, does not required specific materials nor repeated calibration. The third generation software is believed to be more accurate and more precise for SV measurement. The aim of this study is to test the performance of the Flotrac/Vigileo device in a situation of rapid venous return changes induced by PLR and then by fluid loading. Patients will be classify posteriorly in responders and non responders, according to the magnitude of the fluid loading-induced SV changes measured by transthoracic echocardiography.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Critically ill patients with acute circulatory failure, as defined by two or more of the inclusion criteria.
Systolic arterial pressure < 90 mmHg or Mean arterial pressure < 60 mmHg
Heart rate > 100 bpm
Urine output < 0.5 ml/kg/h during at least two consecutive hours
Capillary refill time > 3 sec
Acute cor pulmonale
Ongoing renal replacement therapy
Lack of echogenicity during transthoracic echocardiography