Noninvasive continuous hemodynamic monitoring

J Clin Monit Comput. 2012 Aug;26(4):267-78. doi: 10.1007/s10877-012-9375-8. Epub 2012 Jun 14.


Monitoring of continuous blood pressure and cardiac output is important to prevent hypoperfusion and to guide fluid administration, but only few patients receive such monitoring due to the invasive nature of most of the methods presently available. Noninvasive blood pressure can be determined continuously using finger cuff technology and cardiac output is easily obtained using a pulse contour method. In this way completely noninvasive continuous blood pressure and cardiac output are available for clinical use in all patients that would otherwise not be monitored. Developments and state of art in hemodynamic monitoring are reviewed here, with a focus on noninvasive continuous hemodynamic monitoring form the finger.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
  • Blood Pressure Determination / trends*
  • Blood Volume Determination / methods*
  • Blood Volume Determination / trends*
  • Cardiac Output*
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / trends*