A simple contour analysis
function is included (four types: step, step amount, area, and coordinate difference).
of the photoplethysmographic pulse measured at the finger.
Pulse contour analysis
and transesophageal echocardio-graphy: a comparison of measurements of cardiac output during laparoscopic colon surgery.
PWV may also influence the contour of the peripheral pulse, suggesting that contour analysis
might be used to assess large artery stiffness.
Subjects rested supine while pulse contour analysis
was measured from the radial artery using an HDI/Pulsewave CR-2000 instrument (Hypertension Diagnostic, Inc.
Image quality is assured by a combination of contour analysis
feature that detects colonies by examining the subtle shifts in tone within a colony or cluster, and by a high-resolution CCD video camera.
This patent describes the pulse contour analysis
method of evaluating blood pressure waveforms and how the method is used for medical applications which is the essence of the CR-2000 System technology.
The package seamlessly integrates the powerful MeasureMind [R] Plus for Windows measurement software with SmartCAD [TM] CAD Translation software, SmartFit [TM] Contour Analysis
software, and SmartReport [TM] Flexible Report Generator.
These can be divided into intermittent measurements based on transcardiopulmonary thermodilution and continuous measurements based on pulse contour analysis
of the arterial pressure waveform.
Anaesthetic monitoring is broadly summarised with some valuable guides on insertion and use of common and novel monitoring modalities including pulmonary artery catheters and arterial pulse contour analysis
Measurement of cardiac output: a comparison between transpulmonary thermodilution and uncalibrated pulse contour analysis
The new section on minimally invasive monitoring contains some new information and supportive evidence on many intensive care related procedures, including oesophageal Doppler, pulse contour analysis
, partial carbon dioxide rebreathing method, respiratory mechanics and microdialysis, which may be of some use for experienced intensive care practitioners.