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Table 1 Factors affecting selection of cardiac output monitoring devices

From: Cardiac output monitoring: an integrative perspective

Factor groups Examples
Institution Type of institution
  Availability of monitoring techniques
  Level of standardization
  Potential of integration into existing monitoring systems
  Level of experience
Devices Invasiveness
  Handling
  Technical limitations
  Validity, accuracy & repeatability
  Availability of additional hemodynamic information
Patient Severity of specific diseases
  Heart rhythm
  Contraindications
  Type of intervention
  Type of treatment protocol