Customers are demanding sensor integration into catheters, and manufacturers embed different types of sensors, from common ones like temperature or pressure sensors to the position systems.
FREMONT, CA: About 10 percent of the western population will be taken to a catheterization laboratory for angioplasty surgery, treatment of arrhythmia, or a heart valve replacement. This percentage is rising with an aging population. Fortunately, most of these interventions can be performed using minimally invasive procedures supported by smart imaging and sensing catheters that are vital for the surgeon directly at the point of intervention. The increasing number of cables in the cath lab is quickly becoming a problem. The interventionist increasingly has to deal with instruments that have electrical cables connected to them. These cables hinder the workflow and can result in dangerous situations. Sensing smart catheters are more and more demanded in the cath lab. Here is more to know.
To enhance the success rate of the essential cardiovascular diseases and other types of surgeries, catheter manufacturers have begun adding electronic sensing features to the instruments resulting in what is referred to as 'sensing' catheters. Several catheters are distinguished based on their application of disease. Foley Catheter Temperature Sensors allows clinicians to accurately monitor urinary output and bladder temperature and help in urine drainage. It is also commonly used to monitor a patient's body temperature during surgery.
Vascular catheters with blood glucose measurement can become a standard of care for the management of blood glucose levels in the hospital's core units. The glucose measurements automatically transfer whole blood from a radial artery, peripheral vein, or central venous catheter to an external flow-through glucose sensor. A vascular catheter with a sensor acquires a fresh blood sample every five to 15 minutes, monitors the concentration of blood glucose, and then flushes the sample back into the bloodstream with a flush solution. Standardization of blood sample acquisition, analysis, and calibration will raise the accuracy and precision of the blood glucose measurement, the main advantage of those catheters compared to routine clinical means.