The NICO® monitor, measures cardiac output based on changes in respiratory CO2 concentration caused by a brief period of rebreathing. The measurement of cardiac output is accomplished by interpreting data collected by proprietary sensors that measure flow, airway pressure, and CO2 concentration, and then combining these signals to calculate CO2 elimination. Using these variables, a technique known as Fick partial rebreathing is applied to calculate cardiac output. The NICO monitor can be used with mechanically ventilated patients in the operating room, intensive care, or emergency departments.
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