Non-invasive heart monitor to change cardiology

A modern non-invasive cardiac output monitor called USCOM may replace the 40-year-old standard in this field according to an Australian study, which found the technology more accurate than current accepted method.

The current gold standard cardiac monitor involves insertion of a catheter into a patient’s neck or groin. Alternatively, the USCOM method involves placing a small ultrasound probe on the chest.

USCOM research will now focus on improved understanding the great global healthcare challenges of sepsis, heart failure and hypertension, and their treatment.

Read more at The University of Queensland