The Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheter provides right heart diagnostic information to rapidly determine hemodynamic pressures, cardiac output, and mixed venous blood sampling.
- Indicated for the assessment of a patient's hemodynamic condition through direct intracardiac and pulmonary artery pressure monitoring, cardiac output determination and for infusing solutions.
- The distal (pulmonary artery) port also allows sampling of mixed venous blood for the assessment of oxygen transport balance and the calculation of derived parameters such as oxygen consumption, oxygen utilization coefficient, and intrapulmonary shunt fraction.
- The Swan-Ganz VIP catheter has an extra lumen with proximal port (30 cm) for infusion in addition to the standard distal and injectate lumens to provide direct access to the right atrium.
- The Swan-Ganz VIP+ catheter has a right ventricular lumen that terminates 19 cm from the catheter tip and the right atrial lumen at 31cm.