This BSL PRO lesson describes hardware and software setup of the BSL System to record ECG, Impedance (Z0), and Derivative Impedance (dZ/dt), and measure relative differences in Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume using a noninvasive bioimpedance technique.
The Lesson Procedure for BSL 4.0.1 or above includes an extensively updated physiological introduction that covers Cardiac Output as a Function of Stroke Volume and Heart Rate, Cardiac Output as Related to Mean Arterial Pressure and Peripheral Resistance, How to Determine Cardiac Output, Principles of Impedance Cardiography (ICG), and Ideas for eliciting cardiovascular responses through physical maneuvers and psychological tasks.
Suggested reading: Methodological Guidelines for Impedance Cardiography , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, Vol. 27, No. 1.
For BSL 4.0.1 or above:
For BSL 4.0.0 or below:
Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.
This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.
|SS2LB||Lead set, shielded, BSL||Add to Cart|
|SS30L||Stethoscope, BSL||Add to Cart|
|EL506||Disp. Bioimped. Strip electrd 8/pk||Add to Cart|
|EL503||Disp. Gen-purp electrode 100/pk||Add to Cart|
|SS31L||Noninv Cardiac Output Sensor - MP3X||Add to Cart|
|ELPAD||Abrasive Pads 10/pk||Add to Cart|
|GEL1||Electrode gel 50 g||Add to Cart|