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Cardiac Output by Indicator-Dilution Method

Purpose:

To estimate cardiac output using the indicator-dilution method.

Specialty:

Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Pulmonology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing

ICD-10:

I00-I02, I05-I09, I10-I15, I20-I25, I26-I28, I30-I52, I70-I79, I80-I89, I95-I99

Description:

Following injection of a dye into the bloodstream, its concentration rises briefly, then falls exponentially until recirculation occurs, whereupon it rises again slightly. Measurement of the dye directly or indirectly correlates with the cardiac output.

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