PediaSat oximetry catheter

Continuous SCVO2 Monitoring

The smaller the patient, the earlier you need to know.

PediaSat Oximetry Catheter is the first and only pediatric oximetry catheter with continuous ScvO2 monitoring for proactive management of tissue hypoxia.1-3

Continuous, real-time monitoring of central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) offers early recognition of critical changes in oxygen delivery that may not be identified by less sensitive indicators, such as traditional vital signs or intermittent sampling.1-9

Early warning of oxygen imbalance allows early intervention.

Early indication with continuous ScvO2 monitoring offers you the clarity to detect and prevent tissue hypoxia − early− in your complex pediatric patients.4-6,8,10

Continuous ScvO2 monitoring reveals the root cause of oxygen imbalance, enabling you to proactively determine appropriate therapy.4,11 Real-time insight into the adequacy of cardiac output allows immediate assessment of your patient's clinical response to therapy − to help you stay ahead of tissue hypoxia and stages of sepsis.12

Continuous ScvOmonitoring helps guide therapy and enables early intervention:4,5

Early Warning and Prevention
  • Optimize hemodynamic management of pediatric and neonatal septic shock patients in accordance with ACCM-PALS Clinical Practice Parameters13
  • Reduce surgical morbidity and mortality in patients with congenital heart disease9,14-16

Pediatric quick guide to cardiopulmonary care

Clinical application

See clearly. stay ahead.

PediaSat oximetry catheter offers the clarity of an early warning for compromised or inadequate oxygen delivery4-6,8,10

Continuous measurement of ScvO2 in combination with other surrogates of organ perfusion (vital signs, lactate, etc.) can be used as a reliable monitor of cardiocirculatory function.17

  • Detect acute changes in systemic oxygen delivery and extraction14
  • Identify decreases in systemic oxygen delivery that otherwise would not be identified using intermittent sampling9
  • Evaluate effects of routine interventions (e.g., suctioning, bathing, turning)18

Can optimize hemodynamic management in complex pediatric patients.

  • Congenital heart disease and other complex cardiac patients19
  • Sepsis and septic shock20
  • Trauma8
  • Brain injuries11
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)18
  • Other high-risk patients3,21

Convenient, accurate and easy to use.17,22

PediaSat oximetry catheter provides:

  • Simplicity and flexibility − uses the same insertion techniques as central lines in typical pediatric insertion sites, including subclavian and internal jugular
  • Continuous ScvO2 monitoring, pressure monitoring and fluid resuscitation
  • Accurate oxygenation status versus CO-oximeter4
  • Double and triple lumens to monitor and administer solutions
Hemodynamic Trends
Continuous ScvO2 Monitoring
Continuous ScvO2 Monitoring
Hemodynamic Trends
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Continuous ScvO2 Monitoring
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Product implementation

PediaSat oximetry catheter

Designed for use with Edwards' monitoring platforms, the PediaSat oximetry catheter offers the clarity of an early warning.

LumensLength (CM)Size F (MM)
XT245SP 2 5 4.5
XT248SP 2 8 4.5
XT358SP 3 8 5.5
XT3515SP 3 15 5.5

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  2. Krahn, G., et al. Early clinical evaluation of the Edwards PediaSat™ oximetry catheter in pediatric patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007, Vol. 8, No. 3,p18.2.152.
  3. Spenceley, N., et al. Continuous central venous saturation monitoring in pediatrics: a case report. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2008, Vol. 9, No. 2, p e13-e16.
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  21. Ranucci et al. Central venous oxygen saturation and blood lactate levels during cardiopulmonary bypass are associated with outcome after pediatric cardiac surgery. Critical Care 2010; Vol. 14, R149-R159.
  22. Vallet B, et al. Venous oxygen saturation as a physiologic transfusion trigger. Crit Care. 2010;14:213.

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For professional use

For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and potential adverse events, please refer to the Instructions for Use (consult where applicable).

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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