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Unusual High Global End Diastolic Index Associated With Optimal Cardiac Index in Special Critically Ill Patients

Duan Jun, MD; Li Gang, MD
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China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A138. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.144
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SESSION TITLE: Critical Care

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: The optimal management of hemodynamic disorders among critically ill patients requires an accurate assessment of hemodynamic status. Global end diastolic index (GEDI) is taken for a more reliable indicator of preload in critically ill patients than CVP and doctors tend to arrange it among the normal ranges (680~800 ml/m2). Here we report a case with a relatively extremely high GEDI that initially erroneously led to a fluid restrictive treatment.

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