Thermodilution (TD) Catheters and Pulmonary Artery (PA) Catheters with SafetyWedge
TD Catheters include a thermistor in its final assembly, which helps provide Cardiac output measurements.
Catheter tips often migrate to small arterial branches that are unable to safely accommodate inflated balloons. The SafetyWedge™ device has been introduced to reduce the risk of pulmonary artery rupture due to balloon over-pressurization. The most serious complication associated with PA catheter monitoring. The SafetyWedge™ device acts as a pressure relief valve to prevent over-pressurization of the distal balloon. This not only averts vessel rupture but the balloon rupture as well, and alerts the clinician to reposition the catheter.