The FloTrac Sensor
The FloTrac Sensor
The FloTrac
System 4.0
Case Studies
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The FloTrac System has been used in over 1 million patients worldwide
The FloTrac system is a practical, reliable, and minimally-invasive solution that provides dynamic and flow-based hemodynamic parameters through an existing arterial line. These parameters can be used in Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy (PGDT) protocols to hemodynamically optimize your moderate to high-risk surgery patients.

The FloTrac System 4.0:

Reliable in more patient conditions and procedures

The FloTrac System 4.0

The FloTrac system 4.0 algorithm update helps advance patient care by providing more clarity and reliability in a greater number of procedures and patient types, helping clinicians to make more informed decisions.
  • Expanded patient database includes more diverse clinical situations and procedures in moderate to high-risk patients
  • Cardiac Output (CO) tracks more closely with patient physiology
  • Enhanced Stroke Volume Variation (SVV) filters out irregular heartbeats found in patients with most arrhythmias
  • High signal fidelity and secure authentication between sensor and monitoring platform supports patient safety
The FloTrac sensor uses a sophisticated algorithm to calculate a robust set of parameters to give for clarity into your patients changing condition. The latest enhancement evolves the algorithm using an expanded patient database that informs the algorithm to recognize and adjust for more patient conditions – including hyperdynamic conditions.


EV1000 clinical platform and Vigileo monitor
The FloTrac sensor may be used with the EV1000 clinical platform or Vigileo monitor to continuously measure and display key flow parameters. The EV1000 clinical platform presents the physiologic status of the patient in an entirely new, intuitive way, and also works with the PreSep oximetry catheter.

Why Hemodynamic Optimization?

Why Hemodynamic Optimization?
Fluid balance plays a critical role in monitoring a patient's hemodynamic status. Both administering too little or too much fluid can lead to serious patient complications.1,2

Conventional hemodynamic monitoring parameters (HR, MAP, CVP, and PAOP) are often insensitive and sometimes misleading in the assessment of circulating blood volume. By monitoring additional flow directed parameters, the clinician is able to gain insight to guide fluid management during changing patient conditions.3,4


Enhance Surgical Recovery through Hemodynamic Optimization

Enhance Surgical Recovery through Hemodynamic OptimizationAn extensive body of clinical evidence demonstrates that hemodynamic optimization through Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy can make a difference in your patient’s post-surgical recovery. 5,6,7

Edwards provides a range of monitoring options that can be used in Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy (PGDT) protocols to hemodynamically optimize your moderate to high-risk surgery patients. All monitoring options provide the clarity to make more informed decisions.


The FloTrac Sensor Case Studies

The FloTrac Sensor Case StudiesReal cases demonstrate the benefits of the FloTrac sensor in the ICU and during high risk surgeries.

High-risk Surgery Case Studies:
  • Bilateral Knee Replacement
  • Endovascular AAA
  • HR Vascular Surgery
  • Liver Resection
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Splenectomy
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis


Edwards Critical Care System

Edwards Critical Care System

1. Bellamy MC. Wet, dry or something else? Br J Anaesth. 2006;97(6):755-757
2. Cannesson M. Arterial pressure variation and goal-directed fluid therapy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010;24(3):487-497
3. Berkenstadt H, Margalit N, Hadani M, et al. Stroke volume variation as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing brain surgery. Anesth Analg. 2001;92:984-989.
4. Michard F. Changes in arterial pressure during mechanical ventilation. Anesthesiology. 2005;103:419-428.
5. Grocott et al. Perioperative increase in global blood flow to explicit defined goals and outcomes after surgery: a Cochrane systematic review. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013;111(4):535-548.
6. Hamilton MA, Cecconi M, Rhodes A. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of preemptive hemodynamic intervention to improve postoperative outcomes in moderate and high risk surgical patients. Anesthesia – Analgesia 2011; 112: 1392–402.
7. Corcoran T et al. Perioperative Fluid Management Strategies in Major Surgery: A Stratified Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia – Analgesia 2012; 114(3): 640-651.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.