Accession Number:

AD0676884

Title:

A REFINED THERMODILUTION CARDIAC OUTPUT CATHETER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A quantitative method for rapid repeated measurements of the right ventricular minute and stroke volumes is described. Based on thermodilution principles, a special cardiac catheter with an upstream heating coil and a downstream resistance thermometer is utilized to measure these parameters. Several new refined features were introduced into the present model of the catheter. These included a the use of a plastic coating which provides optimal durability, flexibility, and resistance to heat b bifilar winding the heating coil c a refined pattern of winding the sensing element wire. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE