IABP and LIDCO Monitor

  1. 0 Hi, i would like to know how accurate LIDCO readings are if the patient is on IABP. Other articles say LIDCO Monitior is contraindicated on patients on IABP. What do you do in your unit to monitor CO/CI/SVRI if on IABP. Many thanks for your answers.
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    icuinuk has '13' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'icu, head and neck,ophtha'. From 'england'; Joined Apr '08; Posts: 8.

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    IABP pts usually have Swan Ganz catheter for cath lab and open heart pts. We don't use LIDCO, but use FloTrac, which I figure is similar. We never FloTrac our heart pts! FloTrac is usually for sepsis or trauma, but most likely, our newer anesthesiologists left it in after surgery because only our Critical Care Intensivists and Trauma Surgeons know how to interpret the data that the CCU nurses give them.

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