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NICE has assessed the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor to help the NHS decide whether to use this product.

The CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor uses ultrasound to monitor the heart and blood flow during surgery. NICE has said that the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor can be used in people who are having major surgery or high-risk surgery. It can also be used in people having surgery who would otherwise be monitored with a more invasive method.

Hospital teams may want to use the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor because the evidence shows that it reduces the use of central venous catheters, complications after surgery and the length of stay in hospital without increasing the need for readmission to hospital or repeat surgery.

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This page was last updated: 23 May 2011