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Cardiac Index (CI)

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Calculation for cardiac index, an indicator of hemodynamic performance of the heart, using cardiac output (CO) from the left ventricle, per minute, per meter squared of body surface area (BSA).

All calculations must be confirmed before use. The authors make no claims of accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgment.

Last reviewed: May 16, 2017.

Topics: Critical Care