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Transthoracic Echocardiography and Electrical Cardiometry Elucidate the Hemodynamics of Autotransfusion During Labor Under Epidural Analgesia

Archer, T. L.

doi: 10.1097/SA.0000000000000334
Obstetric Anesthesia

(Abstracted from Int J Obstet Anesth, 31:113–115, 2017)

Electrical cardiometry (EC) is a safe technique for continuous, hands-free trending of stroke volume and cardiac output. Periodic changes in hemodynamic parameters occur in patients in active labor because of autotransfusion from uterine contractions.

Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.

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