Estimation of Cardiac Output in Neonatal ICU Using an Ultrasound Dilution Technique (CH)
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Presently there is no apparatus, clinically available, for routine determination of cardiac output (CO) in children. The goal of this research is to develop new technology that will help determine CO in neonates.
Condition or disease
Neonatal Intensive Care
Device: COstatus cardiac output measurement with isotonic saline
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 1 Month (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
All neonatal patients cared for in our ICU with umbilical venous and arterial catheters simultaneously in place for their care, will be eligible.
Patients would be excluded if the family/guardian denied permission or if the attending physician felt the patient was not stable.