Cheetah offers 100% noninvasive dynamic assessments of fluid responsiveness and perfusion
Critical Care patient populations are often hemodynamically unstable and surprisingly only ~50% of these patients respond to fluid administration by increasing cardiac output and perfusion. Cheetah’s technology provides the ability to rapidly and noninvasively test fluid responsiveness (Dynamic Assessments), allowing critical care clinicians to make more informed decisions, guiding effective fluid administration.
Cheetah also provides the advanced hemodynamic information quickly, easily and non-invasively to manage and optimize perfusion in these critically ill patients. Cheetah delivered cardiac output and vascular resistance provide further information to define appropriate therapy quickly and easily when time is important.
Medical ICU (MICU)
Cheetah’s 100% noninvasive hemodynamic profile allows clinicians to:
- Obtain an accurate, continuous hemodynamic picture in about 70 seconds once sensors are placed
- Manage clinical shock states: Septic, Cardiogenic and Hypovolemic
- Assess a patient’s response to volume, by directly measuring Stroke Volume (SV) changes after IV bolus administration or passive leg raise (PLR)
- Assess the effectiveness of fluids, vasopressors and inotropes
- Provide the advanced hemodynamics to help manage perfusion quickly and easily
Surgical ICU (SICU)
Patients often emerge from surgery with an indeterminate volume status due to intraoperative fluid shifts. Optimum recovery may be facilitated by establishing, restoring, and maintaining adequate perfusion
Cheetah technology is especially useful in:
- Assessing post-operative patients where the noninvasive trending of hemodynamic parameters can reveal rapid changes in perfusion with changes in Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output
- Providing minute by minute status of the patients individualized volume needs by using dynamic assessments of fluid responsiveness (fluid bolus and passive leg raise)
Clinical Shock States
In patients with severe sepsis, septic shock and other shock types (hypovolemic, cardiogenic), fluid administration is carefully weighed against the use of vasoactive drugs and/or inotropes. Noninvasive and direct measures of stroke volume can guide resuscitation efforts to increase cardiac output, oxygen delivery, and perfusion.