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Edwards FloTrac sensor and Vigileo monitor: easy, accurate, reliable cardiac output assessment using the arterial pulse wave.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16293062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Edwards Lifesciences has recently introduced the FloTrac sensor and Vigileo monitor system for monitoring cardiac output continuously. It does not require thermodilution or dye dilution, but rather bases its calculations on arterial waveform characteristics in conjunction with patient demographic data. It is unique among arterial waveform cardiac output systems in that it does not require calibration with another method. Studies thus far indicate that it is robust and accurate over a wide range of cardiac output and clinical conditions. It will be valuable in the care of many patients, such as those with critical illness, cardiovascular dysfunction, trauma or undergoing major surgery.
Gerard R Manecke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1743-4440     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-18     Completed Date:  2006-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
UCSD Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  methods
Cardiac Output / physiology*
Data Display*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation,  methods
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
User-Computer Interface*

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