FloPatch Accurately Detects Stroke Volume Change Measured By Transesophageal Echocardiography

Understanding Preload Responsiveness¬† Preload responsiveness refers to whether a patient increases their stroke volume (volume of blood ejected per heart beat) when given IV fluids or a passive leg raise. Preload responsiveness can be detected by changes in the flow time of the carotid artery (ccFT), and is important to diagnose for patients with shock, […]

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Debating Pressure vs. Flow in Sepsis: A False Dichotomy

Sepsis continues to claim millions of lives annually world-wide, uniting clinicians in the mission to provide optimized and personalized care. At the core of this mission is ongoing debate surrounding the optimal resuscitation strategies. Front line clinicians are caught in the fray, trying to balance the at times competing, yet overlapping, priorities of pressure and […]

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Predicting Fluid Responsiveness: The Link Between Corrected Carotid Flow Time (ccFT) and Stroke Volume

Detecting cryptogenic (or hidden) bleeding is crucial in many clinical settings. Traditional markers of bleeding like low blood pressure are late and sinister, as patients can compensate for hemorrhage by vasoconstricting their blood vessels. Although vasoconstriction helps maintain blood pressure, it does so at the expense of organ perfusion. Accordingly, non-invasive, early, and accurate methods […]

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