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Join the Edwards Lifesciences team virtually at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2021 Annual Meeting to see our latest solutions, symposia, and clinical support resources.

Through our advanced monitoring solutions, we’re excited to show you how Edwards can deliver powerful insights to help you shape critical decisions that lead to individualized patient care.

Clinician-led symposia

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium (TAS) – Predictive Hemodynamic Monitoring: Application in Thoracic Surgery

Friday, April 23rd at 12:45–1:45 p.m. CST

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Thoracic surgery has many unique challenges that limit the routine use of advanced hemodynamic monitoring commonly applied in other surgical procedures1. Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI) software is a first-of-its-kind technology that provides clinicians with information regarding the likelihood of a patient trending toward a hypotensive event,* along with insights to understand the root cause to inform a potential course of action for your patient. The use of Acumen HPI software during thoracic surgery will be explored through a review of one center's experience applying the technology.

To attend this session, add it to your agenda from the TAS program.


Michael Sander, MD

Michael Sander, MD,
Professor of Anaesthesiology
Department of Anaesthesiology,
Intensive Care Medicine and Pain therapy
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Standort Gießen

*. A hypotensive event is defined as MAP <65 mmHg for a duration of at least one minute.

1. Batchelor TJP, Rasburn NJ, Abdelnour-Berchtold E, Brunelli A, Cerfolio RJ, Gonzalez M et al. Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERASVR ) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019;55:91–115.

From Noninvasive to Predictive: Exploring Individualized Approaches to Hemodynamic Monitoring in Cardiac Procedures

Saturday, April 24th at 12:00–1:00 p.m. CST

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Join us for an update on the current applications of advanced hemodynamic monitoring in cardiac procedures. This session will explore the impact of intraoperative hypotension and explore the shift from prescriptive to predictive monitoring for managing hypotension. We will review the latest in minimally and noninvasive monitoring technologies that provide insights into blood pressure, blood flow and tissue oximetry to guide individualized care. Case studies, expert panel discussion and live Q&A will be used to explore the application of these latest technologies.

To attend this session, add it to your agenda from the SCA program.


Dr. Brad Cardonell, MD

Dr. Brad Cardonell, MD
Anesthesia Medical Director-University Hospital
Director of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Missouri School of Medicine Columbia, MO

Adam A. Dalia, MD, MBA, FASE

Adam A. Dalia, MD, MBA, FASE
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of Perioperative Echocardiography
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Neal Fleming, MD, PhD

Neal Fleming, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain
Medicine UC Davis School of Medicine

Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH

Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
Associate Clinical Professor Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Solutions for Smart Recovery

While you’re at SCA 2021, join us in the virtual exhibit hall to discover our advanced monitoring solutions – all available on HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform.

Acumen HPI software with Acumen IQ sensor

Acumen IQ sensor unlocks this first-of-its-kind predictive decision support software, which detects the likelihood of a patient trending toward a hypotensive event.*

*A hypotensive event is defined as MAP <65 mmHg for a duration of at least one minute.

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ClearSight system – now on HemoSphere platform

The noninvasive ClearSight system provides advanced hemodynamic parameters and continuous noninvasive blood pressure from a finger cuff, which can aid in hypotension management, as well as play a role in the early detection of various shock states.

Explore noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring

ForeSight Elite tissue oximetry system

The ForeSight Elite tissue oximetry system continuously monitors oxygen saturation, noninvasively. The ForeSight Elite system is available on HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, giving you a comprehensive view of tissue oximetry and advanced hemodynamics on one monitor so you can ensure your patient is adequately perfused.

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Swan Ganz

New FastCCOTM algorithm for Swan-Ganz catheters

The Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter offers a comprehensive hemodynamic profile delivered by a single catheter. Now enabled by the new FastCCO™ algorithm on the latest HemoSphere platform software, the Swan-Ganz catheter provides CO/SV readings every 20 seconds to help you make proactive decisions for your patients.

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Comprehensive clinical education resources

Edwards is dedicated to being your partner in providing the educational resources to support your practice.


Video series: Hemodynamic Management of the Cardiac Surgical Patient

Join Drs. Daniel Fox and Seenu Reddy for a 3-part webinar series in which they explore the theory and practical application of goal-directed hemodynamic management of cardiac surgery patients.

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Download now: ERAS reference guide

Download our ERAS reference guide for an overview of how perioperative goal-directed therapy (PGDT) can optimize flow and oxygen delivery to improve outcomes for cardiac surgical patients.

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As a member of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (“AdvaMed”), Edwards Lifesciences strictly adheres to the requirements of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.

This course does not provide CME credit. Speakers, instructors and panel members may receive compensation and reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses from Edwards for their services in compliance with applicable laws, and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.

All presenters are paid consultants of Edwards Lifesciences.

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