Nova Biomedical's Educational Webinar Series Presents:

Plasma Volume Status in Heart Failure: Clinical Implications and Future Directions


Congestion is one of the main predictors of poor outcome in patients with heart failure (HF).  Assessing and monitoring congestion is essential for optimizing HF therapy.  Among the various available methods, serial measurements of estimated plasma volume (ePVS) using routine blood count and/or body weight may be useful in HF management.  This webinar will summarise the recent evidence supporting the association of ePVS with clinical congestion and outcomes and discuss future directions for monitoring ePVS in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. 


Nicolas Girerd MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy, Centre d'Investigation Clinique Plurithematique, Institut Lorrain du Coeur et des Vaisseaux

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Estimated Plasma Volume in Critical Care


New studies have reinforced the clinical importance of ePV as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in many clinical settings, particularly critical care. The ePV can be calculated using several formulas, mostly based on hemoglobin and hematocrit and sometimes body weight. It has been shown to provide useful prognostic information in patients with heart failure, myocardial infarction, renal failure, and recently acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Additionally, it has been associated with all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer in large cohort studies. This webinar will review the epidemiology, predictive power and potential clinical uses of ePV, especially in critically ill patients. We will discuss the origin of PV measurement, other  techniques for PV measurement, and explore the pathophysiology of how PV can affect various disease processes, with special focus on ARDS and acute illnesses.  

Thomas Metkus, MD

Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, John Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Thursday 28 April 2pm EDT

Thursday 12 May 2pm EDT


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