Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Q: TandemHeart can provide Cardiac Index up to what level?

Answer:  Cardiac index of 2.62 L/min/m2

The pump flow rate ranged from 1.5 to 3.5 L/min, which resulted in an average cardiac index of 2.62 L/min/m2. IABP flow rates are limited to approximately 1.5 L/min. TandemHeart can provide up to 4 L/min. The higher level of support provided by the TandemHeart results in better hemodynamics and metabolic parameters, although it may not improve the survival rate.

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