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Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring

Posted on: Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 in: Cardiology, Intensive care, Screening and Diagnosis

An Israeli company has recently received FDA approval for a bedside non-invasive monitor that can give real-time cardiac output determinations. The system, called the Cheetah Reliant(tm) provides continuous tracking of cardiac output and other important measures of heart function including left ventricular ejection time, heart rate and cardiac contractility. Instead of having to place a [...]

Rapid Screening for Cognitive Impairment

Posted on: Monday, January 21st, 2008 in: Aging topics, Screening and Diagnosis

One of the tasks in need of faster and better quality technology is the evaluation of individuals for evidence of cognitive impairment. Obvious examples include the high school football player who may have had a mild concussion in that last play. He seems generally all right, but a little dazed. Should he be allowed to [...]