Validation of Electrical Cardiometry Versus Fick Method in Cardiac Output Measurement
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The investigators would like to find out if AESCULON®, a new device that non-invasively and continuously measures cardiac output using electrical cardiometry, works as well as one existing method--Fick method in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adult patients of 18 years or older who undergo cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) with invasive hemodynamic monitoring for their routine care.
Age >= 18 yd;
Level 3 cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
Proven or suspected disease involving severe aortic regurgitation;
Implanted with a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker;
Pneumothorax or pleural effusion;
Skin lesion(s) at the place where the electrode is supposed to be applied;