SCCM 50th Critical Care Congress SCCM 50th Critical Care Congress

Smart. Innovation. At Critical Care Congress 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on the critical care providers who are on the front lines of patient care. At Edwards Lifesciences, those challenges have only strengthened our commitment to providing you with leading educational resources and smart solutions that deliver the proactive decision support you need.

Join us at Critical Care Congress 2021 to see how we're innovating to help you individualize patient management and gain the powerful insights you need to shape critical decisions that lead to better patient care.

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A Pathway to Individualized Hemodynamic Management-Incorporating Pressure, Flow and Predictive Parameters

calendar 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. CT

To attend this session, add it to your agenda from the Critical Care Congress program.


Approximately one third of patients in the ICU experience shock, and studies have shown that hypotensive episodes can occur in over 50% of patients postoperatively1,2,3. Continuous advanced hemodynamic monitoring can provide additional information to guide individualized care1,4.

Exploring concepts surrounding pressure and flow management, this session will review current literature surrounding the use of continuous advanced hemodynamic monitoring for differentiating the cause of hypotension, introduce parameters such as the Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI), and review potential clinical applications through an expert panel discussion incorporating live Q&A.

  1. Vincent & De Backer. Circulatory Shock. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013. 1726-1734.
  2. Cengic S., Zuberi, M, Ratzlaff R et al. Hypotension after intensive care unit drop-off in adult cardiac surgery patients. World J Crit Care Med. 2020 Jun 5; 9(2): 20-30.
  3. King C.E., Kermode, A., Saxena, G et al. Postoperative continuous non-invasive cardiac output monitoring on the ward: a feasibility study. J Clin Monit Comput (2020).
  4. Seuss & Pinsky. Hemodynamic Monitoring for the Evaluation and Treatment of Shock: What Is the Current State of the Art? Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2015. 890-898.


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

Dr. Simon Davies

Dr. Simon Davies MB, ChB, FRCA, MD
Consultant Anaesthetist
York Teaching Hospitals

Professor Michael Scott MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM

Professor Michael Scott MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM
Division Chief Surgical & Neuroscience Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Solutions for Smart Recovery

Visit our virtual booth at the 2021 Critical Care Congress virtual exhibit hall to demo our suite of advanced hemodynamic monitoring solutions that can help you support critically ill and COVID-19 patients.


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 sepsis, septic shock and other shock states.

Explore this noninvasive solution

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

Get predictive decision support
Swan Ganz

Swan-Ganz catheter, now with FastCCO algorithm

The Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter offers a comprehensive hemodynamic profile delivered by a single catheter. Now available with the new FastCCO algorithm, the Swan-Ganz catheter provides CO/SV parameters every 20 seconds to help you make proactive decisions for critically ill patients.

Get answers in seconds

Predictive decision support for hypotension management

Demo Acumen HPI software at SCCM 2021

Comprehensive Clinical Education Resources

Education and training to advance your critical care practice.


COVID-19 educational resources

Visit our COVID-19 resource hub for the latest information on how advanced hemodynamic monitoring can aid in supporting COVID-19 patients, who are at increased risk of developing sepsis, acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

See COVID-19 resources

Acumen HPI software learning portal

Register for the Acumen HPI software learning portal to gain an in-depth understanding of hypotension, and to learn from leading clinical experts about how to get the most out of Acumen HPI software.

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Clinical education

Edwards clinical education

Our comprehensive suite of educational resources has been specially developed to help you support critically ill patients. You’ll find clinician-led webinars, animations, case studies, reference cards, product guides and much more.

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Important safety information

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
See Instructions For Use (IFU) / Directions For Use (DFU) for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.

Important safety information

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
See Instructions For Use (IFU) / Directions For Use (DFU) for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.

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