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“How can blood volume actually be measured in a living patient? This is an important question because the volume of circulating blood is a crucial clinical parameter. Fluid balance and circulation are complex, extremely dynamic processes. Effective perfusion and blood pressure depend on a complex interplay between cardiac output, circulating blood volume, and vasomotor tone.” Olsen Manzone TA et al, J Nucl Med Technol. 2007 Jun;35(2):55-63
Symptoms of intravascular volume overload and increased cardiac filling pressures are common complaints of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Unrecognized volume overload is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Without a quick, accurate method to measure blood volumes, clinicians have had to estimate the volume status of patients from their own clinical assessment and surrogate tests and then determine a course of treatment.
COstatus® measurements now offer clinicians volume data to:
- Quantitatively assess hypervolemic (wet) vs. hypovolemic (dry) conditions;
- Identify responders vs. non-responders;
- Assess preload and afterload.
This data can assist the clinician in guiding treatment and, ultimately, improving patient care.
COstatus® volume measurements include total end diastolic volume, central blood volume and active circulation volume.