The continuous monitoring of stroke volume, stroke volume change and stroke volume variation (SVV%) provides powerful insights into both the fluid status of the patient and the actual hemodynamic response to fluid administration in terms of blood pressure and/ or cardiac output changes.
Passive Leg Raise
The method of PLR is critical, if not performed correctly it can affect hemodynamic effects and reliability… Read more
PulseCO – Pressure Waveform Analysis
The PulseCO algorithm method is based on the principles of conservation of mass and power. Stroke volume is calculated from an analysis of the stroke volume induced pulsatile change in the pressure waveform… Read more
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is likened to the body’s inflammation process working ‘in overdrive’, with all parts of the body exacerbated rather than just the affected area… Read more
How to give a fluid challenge using LiDCO
Learn how to program a fluid challenge on the LiDCO monitor. When giving a patient a fluid challenge you can program this on the LiDCO which will continuously track the changes and give you a direct SV percentage change. This can be achieved by 4 steps on the monitor… Learn more