ESICM Regional Conference Athens 2017: How to monitor shock

Echocardiography (D Matamis)

Echo is not a haemodynamic monitoring tool – controversial. The speaker does feel that it is an excellent diagnostic tool.

Cases of pts with COPD and HCM with failure to wean from mechanical ventilator discussed. The managements were progressed using echocardiography.

Targeting occult heart failure in intensive care unit patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation: Effect on outcome and quality of life

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy


With the PAC (A Armaganidis)

The Pulmonary Artery Catheter A Critical Reappraisal

Assessment of the clinical effectiveness of pulmonary artery catheters in management of patients in intensive care (PAC-Man): a randomised controlled trial.

Pulmonary artery catheters for adult patients in intensive care

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Volume status and fluid responsiveness (S Myatra)

Dynamic measures to guide fluid therapy

Use of ‘tidal volume challenge’ to improve the reliability of pulse pressure variation

Superior vena caval collapsibility as a gauge of volume status in ventilated septic patients.


Volumetric variables including extravascular lung water (JL Teboul)

Comparison of values in critically ill patients for global end-diastolic volume and extravascular lung water measured by transcardiopulmonary thermodilution: a meta-analysis of the literature.

GEDV could overestimate LV preload in case of dilated RV

Extravascular lung water in critical care: recent advances and clinical applications

Less invasive hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients