What is a Vigileo monitor?

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What is a Vigileo monitor?

The Vigileo monitor measures continuous cardiac output when used with the FloTrac sensor. Stroke volume and stroke volume variation are also measured and displayed on the monitor. Continuous SVR is calculated and displayed when interfaced with the patient’s bedside monitor.

What does FloTrac measure?

Abstract. The FloTrac®/Vigileo device uses arterial pressure waveform analysis to calculate stroke volume and cardiac output; it does not require calibration against an independent measurement of cardiac output.

Do arterial lines measure cardiac output?

Arterial lines can be used to assess both fluid responsiveness and cardiac output.

How do you zero Vigileo?

Rotate the navigation knob on the Vigileo monitor to Zero and press the knob. Select Return to exit screen.

What’s a normal cardiac output?

What is a normal cardiac output? A healthy heart with a normal cardiac output pumps about 5 to 6 litres of blood every minute when a person is resting.

What is a normal CVP?

A normal central venous pressure reading is between 8 to 12 mmHg. This value is altered by volume status and/or venous compliance.

Why would a patient need an arterial line?

Arterial lines are commonly used in critical care. They allow us to draw blood easily without having to stick the patient with a needle. They also allow us to draw blood tests that must be drawn from an artery (such as arterial blood gases). Arterial lines are also used when close blood pressure monitoring is required.

What does low cardiac index mean?

Sometime, the cardiac output is low because the heart is not pumping properly, and the low cardiac output may be the cause for the low blood pressure. The cardiac output can be low for many reasons including a low blood volume (the patient who needs fluid), heart damage, abnormal heart beats or certain medications.

Which best defines cardiac output?

Cardiac output: The amount of blood the heart pumps through the circulatory system in a minute. The amount of blood put out by the left ventricle of the heart in one contraction is called the stroke volume. A normal adult has a cardiac output of 4.7 liters (5 quarts) of blood per minute.

What is Max cardiac output?

The maximal cardiac output was 18.5 liters/min for women and 24.1 liters for men.

How is cardiac output calculated in FloTrac Vigileo?

Cardiac output is calculated utilizing the arterial waveform and the heart rate. In addition to cardiac output, Flotrac-VIgileo (F/V) also calculates stroke volume variability, and hence fluid responsiveness. An increasing number of studies have investigated this system. With each software update the device appears to be becoming more accurate.

How does the FloTrac / Vigileo monitoring system work?

The FloTrac®/Vigileo device uses arterial pressure waveform analysis to calculate stroke volume and cardiac output; it does not require calibration against an independent measurement of cardiac output.

Which is the best Edwards Vigileo clinical platform?

In an effort to advance your patient monitoring, we are offering generous trade-in incentives for upgrading your Vigileo monitor to the Edwards EV1000 clinical platform. The EV1000 clinical platform presents the physiologic status of the patient in an intuitive and meaningful way.

Is the Vigileo hemodynamic monitor still available?

The Vigileo hemodynamic monitor is no longer commercially available and service and support has been discontinued. In an effort to advance your patient monitoring, we are offering generous trade-in incentives for upgrading your Vigileo monitor to the Edwards EV1000 clinical platform.

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