The Thermodilution catheters monitor right heart pressures and cardiac output as well as enable mixed venous blood sampling.
When used with a compatible monitor, the following parameters are available through the Thermodilution catheters:
ICO, RAP, PAPs, PAOP
- Assesses 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 catheters have 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 31 cm.