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Table 2 The key properties of an 'ideal' hemodynamic monitoring system

From: Clinical review: Update on hemodynamic monitoring - a consensus of 16

Provides measurement of relevant variables
Provides accurate and reproducible measurements
Provides interpretable data
Is easy to use
Is readily available
Is operator-independent
Has a rapid response-time
Causes no harm
Is cost-effective
Should provide information that is able to guide therapy