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Flotrac System

The clarity to consistently maintain
patients in the optimal volume range

Flotrac System

The clarity to consistently maintain
patients in the optimal volume range

The FloTrac system automatically updates advanced parameters every 20 seconds, reflecting rapid physical changes in moderate to high-risk surgery more accurately. Advanced hemodynamic parameters provided by the FloTrac sensor offer you continuous insight to more accurately determine your patient’s fluid status. The minimally-invasive FloTrac sensor connects to any existing arterial catheter.

Flotrac System

In just a decade, the FloTrac sensor has been chosen by clinicians more than any other volume management solution to manage over 2.5 million patients worldwide.*†

FloTrac and EV1000
FloTrac History
FloTrac Parameters
EV1000 Clinical Output
FloTrac and EV1000

FloTrac History

FloTrac Parameters

EV1000 Clinical Output

The FloTrac system algorithm has evolved based on a broad and expanding patient database that allows ongoing system performance improvements. In this latest evolution (v.4.0), Edwards continues to expand the database to include a more diverse surgical patient population in order to continuously inform and evolve the algorithm. Specifically, more of the following high-risk surgical patients were added to the database including, but not limited to:

  • GI
  • Esophogael
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple)
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrectomy
  • Hip Replacement Esophagectomy

FloTrac System Algorithm

FloTrac sensor

ModelDescriptionLengthUnit of Measure
MHD8 FloTrac sensor 84 in / 213 cm EA
MHD85 FloTrac sensor 84 in / 213 cm 5 EA
MHD6 FloTrac sensor 60 in / 152 cm EA
MHD65 FloTrac sensor 60 in / 152 cm 5 EA
MHD6AZ FloTrac sensor with VAMP adult system 60 in / 152 cm EA
MHD6AZ5 FloTrac sensor with VAMP adult system 60 in / 152 cm 5 EA

EV1000 clinical platform

EVFTC1 FloTrac Short
EVFTCL FloTrac Long
EVEC1 Ethernet Short
EVECL Ethernet Long
EVVVTC1 VolumeView Cable
EVMB1 Monitor Bracket
EVBB1 Databox Bracket
EVPB1 Power Adapter Bracket
EVS1 Table Stand
EVPSB220 Power Adapter, 220V (Class I)
EVPSB220L Power Adapter, 220V Long (Class I)
EVDTH4 Transducer Holder
EV1000A EV1000 Platform
EVRS Rollstand

*Data on file
The FloTrac system is comprised of the FloTrac sensor and the Vigileo monitor or the EV1000 clinical platform.

Clinical Application

Advanced hemodynamic parameters, when implemented within a PGDT protocol, are demonstrated to reduce post-surgical complications in moderate to high-risk surgery patients. 19 The FloTrac system provides advanced hemodynamic paratmeters that can be used in PGDT to control variability in volume administration and help you maintain your patient in the optimal volume range.

Frank-Starling Curve and Bellamy Curve

  • Stroke Volume Optimization (SV) 4–12

Stroke volume measurement with the FloTrac sensor enables an individualized approach for administering fluid until SV reaches a plateau on the Frank-Starling curve, to prevent hypovolemia and excessive fluid administration.

  • Stroke Volume Variation Optimization (SVV) 13

For control-ventilated patients, SVV has proved to be a highly sensitive and specific indicator for pre-load responsiveness, serving as an accurate marker of patient status on the Frank-Starling curve.

  • Oxygen Delivery Optimization (DO 2 with CCO) 14

Continuous cardiac output (CCO) measured by the FloTrac system can be used (in combination with SaO 2 and hemoglobin) to monitor and optimize DO 2 with fluid (including red blood cells) and inotropic agents.

30+ randomized controlled trials and 14+ metaanalyses have demonstrated clinical benefits of hemodynamic optimization over traditional volume management. 15-18

Advanced hemodynamic parameters, when implemented within a PGDT protocol, are demonstrated to reduce postsurgical complications in moderate to high-risk surgery patients. 19 The FloTrac system provides advanced hemodynamic parameters that can be used in PGDT to control variability in volume administration and help you maintain your patient in the optimal volume range.

Hemodynamic Education

Edwards Critical Care Education

Edwards has been providing science-based education since 1972.  We offer a full range of on-line, in-print and on-site programs that are available to your clinicians or staff.

Following are relevant educational tools:


An integrated hemodynamic monitoring system

The FloTrac sensor integrates with the Edwards EV1000 clinical platform to show patient status at a glance, for visual clinical support and increased clarity in volume administration during moderate to high-risk surgical procedures.

The EV1000 clinical platform now offers the next perspective on guiding volume administration when used with the FloTrac system. The latest visual clinical support screens available on the EV1000 clinical platform enable you to maintain your patients in the optimal volume range and reduce volume administration variability. Time In Target facilitates Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy (PGDT) compliance, helping the user to track and manage key parameters, and create and monitor customized protocols.

Click here for complete software requirements and to download your PGDT analytics software.

This latest software update includes expanded monitoring, specifically:

  • Addition of SVR parameter by adding a CVP updates
  • Addition of blood pressures and pulse rate at key parameters
  • MAP, SYS and DIA as primary parameters
  • Ability to view BP waveform

To update your existing EV1000 clinical platform, contact Edwards Lifesciences today.

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EV1000 Clinical Platform

Product and Setup Guides

FloTrac sensor with VAMP Optima system

The FloTrac sensor is designed to work together with the VAMP Optima closed blood sampling system to consistently maintain patients in the optimal volume range while reducing blood loss from sampling.21

The FloTrac sensor with VAMP Optima system allows for continuum of care for hemodynamically unstable patients that require frequent blood sampling in the perioperative setting. When paired with the VAMP Optima system, the sensor kit allows for sampling without discarding the blood, which may reduce blood loss and infection.

System features

  • 84 inches of pressure tubing and two sample sites offer flexibility for OR and ICU use
  • Large 12cc reservoir provides optimized clearing volume
  • Safety locking mechanism on the reservoir to prevent autofilling
  • Convenient single hand operation for simplified sampling and clearing volume reinfusion
  • One step flushing
  • Intuitive use and clear user interface with fluid path icons
  • nDEHP tubing to limit potentially harmful phthalate exposure
  • Two sample site locations allow for sampling outside the sterile field in the OR and close to the patient in the ICU setting

VAMP Optima kits with LASS (Luer Activated Sampling Site) provide the following benefits

  • No excessive damping of the blood pressure signal with the rotating handle that can direct the flow away from the valve
  • Time and labor saving in blood aspiration mode with a single flush after blood sampling (in comparison with two boluses required with a regular stopcock)
  • Minimal blood residues that may help prevent contamination and reduce infection rates
VAMP Optima

Product Brochure

Evidence-Based Assessment

Quick Setup Guide

Quick Guide to Cardiopulmonary Care

FloTrac sensor with VAMP Optima System


VOPTIMAL VAMP Optima with LASS 10-pack
MHD8VRL FloTrac sensor + VAMP Optima with LASS + red stopcock inserts + red caps 1-pack
MHD8VZ5 FloTrac sensor + VAMP Optima with LASS + red stopcock inserts + red caps 5-pack
MHD8VRL5 FloTrac sensor + TruWave DPT + VAMP Optima with LASS + red stopcock inserts + red striped tubing + red caps 5-pack

Related Products

Edwards’ range of hemodynamic monitoring solutions offers continuous dynamic and flow-based parameters that may be used in PGDT to consistently maintain your moderate to high-risk surgery patients in the optimal volume range.

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For Professional Use

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Edwards Lifesciences devices placed on the European market meeting the essential requirements referred to in Article 3 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC bear the CE marking of conformity.

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