Advanced methods and technology continue to be developed for the assessment of cardiac hemodynamics. Such monitoring can be used acutely; however, many new technologies are in development (miniaturized implantable sensors) for chronic monitoring of the cardiac patient. In this chapter, we provided a general overview of several devices and systems that can be used either clinically or experimentally to monitor cardiac performance. However, it should be reiterated that to understand best how the output of such devices can be used for the assessment of cardiac function, an in-depth understanding of underlying basic cardiac physiology must be possessed.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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