Peri-operative Hemodynamic Management of Small Animals
Individualized maintenance of circulating blood volume and blood pressure in small animals peri-operatively is essential to ensure maximal delivery of oxygen to bodily organs. This in turn yields significantly improved outcomes.
Now Deltex Medical brings thirty years of human experience into the veterinary field, now also helping vets to avoid the complications associated with suboptimal hemodynamic management.
Why is Hemodynamic Management important?
In humans, estimates say up to 70% of patients may exhibit hypovolemia (reduced circulating blood volume) at the beginning of surgery. The body responds to hypovolemia by reducing blood flow to some essential organ systems such as the gut. This reduction can result in tissue necrosis, triggering the leakage of bacteria and toxins from the gut into the bloodstream. These events can result in postoperative complications including Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Surgical Site Infection (SSI) and multiple organ failure.
By optimizing blood flow (Stroke Volume or SV) during surgery, practitioners can avoid postoperative complications attributed to hypo and hypervolemia. Hemodynamic management is a crucial factor for prevention of occult hypovolemia and subsequent end organ dysfunction.
Studies Confirm Improved Surgical Outcomes
Deltex’s unparalleled evidence base provides robust support for its accurate, real-time Esophageal Doppler hemodynamic monitoring system.
To the clinician this means demonstrably fewer complications, reduced morbidity and better outcomes.
Indeed Esophageal Doppler is the only technology to consistently demonstrate reductions in postoperative complications and length of hospital stay.
CardioQ EDM+Vet Monitor ref: 9061-7002
K9P Small Animal Veterinary Probe ref: 9061-7006