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CO(TD)

[Abbr. of c(ardiac) o(utput), as measured by the t(hermo)d(ilution) of blood]
An invasive method of measuring cardiac output that relies on the advancement of a catheter through central veins into the right ventricle.

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A cool or room temperature tracer is injected, and the thermal decay (or heating of the blood followed by thermal decay) is used to determine the cardiac output.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "CO(TD)." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729392/all/CO_TD_.
CO(TD). In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729392/all/CO_TD_. Accessed April 23, 2019.
CO(TD). (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729392/all/CO_TD_
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