Medical device firm Masimo announced the attainment of the CE mark under the European Union Medical Device Regulation for its LiDCO board-in-cable (BIC) module, opening up an advanced method of hemodynamic monitoring to healthcare providers in the European market.

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The LiDCO module is engineered to connect to multi-patient monitoring platforms, including the Masimo Root Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Hub, providing an enhanced hemodynamic monitoring solution. This development signifies a step forward by allowing clinicians to easily add LiDCO hemodynamic monitoring, which employs the distinctive PulseCO algorithm, to their Root patient monitoring hubs. Notably, the LiDCO module operates without requiring a dedicated hemodynamic monitoring box.

Moreover, the LiDCO module brings a broad spectrum of capabilities to the table, from potent guided protocols aimed at aiding the assessment of fluid responsiveness to providing detailed trending data and notifications for per-beat pressure analysis, which can be organized in the most beneficial configurations for each patient on the Root monitor. In combination with Masimo rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry, the integration of LiDCO hemodynamic monitoring affords the potential to uncover noteworthy new insights into patient status.

The CEO of Masimo, Joe Kiani, expressed his enthusiasm, “By bringing LiDCO’s beat-to-beat advanced hemodynamic monitoring to Masimo Root, clinicians are now able to provide a more comprehensive, continuous view of cardiac output (CO) and oxygen delivery (DO2).” With the integration of Masimo’s noninvasive rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry parameters and LiDCO’s innovative PulseCO algorithm, clinicians can continuously and simultaneously monitor various components affecting a patient’s oxygen delivery, such as cardiac output, stroke volume, pulse rate, total hemoglobin, and fractional oxygen saturation, alongside an automated estimation of DO2.

Designed for easy setup and versatile operation, the LiDCO module leverages a patient’s existing arterial line and blood pressure transducer to monitor numerous advanced hemodynamic parameters using the robust PulseCO algorithm. Its design aims to eliminate the usual delays experienced with other hemodynamic monitors, which often rely on assumptions about vascular compliance or detection of the dicrotic notch.

Dr. Max Jonas, a Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesia consultant, highlighted, “The introduction of the Masimo LiDCO Module is clinically very exciting, as it will deliver dynamic hemodynamic monitoring, with a known documented positive impact on patient outcome.” While Dr. Daniela Chaló, MD, PhD in Neurosciences, underscored the LiDCO monitor’s several advantages in hemodynamic monitoring, she also noted its compatibility with various patient monitoring systems and the capability to help healthcare providers make better decisions.

Research has demonstrated the efficacy of LiDCO in reducing postoperative complications, costs, and even mortalities at 30 and 180 days after surgery in some cases. With the now CE-marked LiDCO module and its potential integration with Root, these technological advancements may render a new era in patient monitoring, elevating the care paradigm to further heights.


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