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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. 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

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-high-risk surgical procedures.

FloTrac Parameters

FloTrac Parameters

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
EVMB1 Monitor Bracket
EVBB1 Databox Bracket
EVPB1 Power Adaptor Bracket
EVS1 Table Stand
EVPSA110 Power Adaptor, 110V
EVPSA110L Power Adaptor, 110V - 15 Feet
EVPSB110 Power Adaptor, 110V
EVPSB110L Power Adaptor, 110V - 15 Feet
EVPSB220 Power Adaptor, 220V
EVPSB220L Power Adaptor, 220V - 15 Feet
EVDTH4 Transducer Holder
EV1000A EV1000 Platform
EVRS Rollstand
*The system is comprised of the FloTrac sensor when used with a compatible Edwards monitor
Clinical application

Frank-Starling Curve and Bellamy Curve

  • Stroke volume optimization (SV) 4–12

Stroke volume measurement with the FloTrac system* enables an individualized approach for administering fluid until SV reaches a plateau on the Frank-Starling curve, to help 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 preload 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.

*The system is comprised of the FloTrac sensor when used with a compatible Edwards monitor
Edwards clinical education

Hemodynamic education for sustained clinical advancement

With a long-term commitment to improving the quality of care for surgical and critical care patients through education, Edwards Clinical Education meets you no matter where you are in the learning process — with a continuum of resources and tools that continuously support you as you solve the clinical challenges facing you today, and in the future.

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Product implementation

Compatible monitoring platform

Setup video

FloTrac system setup video

This video reviews the steps required to set up and operate the EV1000 clinical platform with FloTrac allowing their patients’ blood pressure and cardiac output to be monitored continuously from a minimally invasive catheter.

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