FDA clears four new parameters for Caretaker Medical’s wireless patient monitoring system

Caretaker Medical’s VitalStream [Image courtesy of VitalStream]Caretaker Medical announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for four new hemodynamic parameters for its VitalStream platform.

Charlottesville, Virginia-based Caretaker’s wearable, wireless, non-invasive VitalStream platform now has clearance to monitor cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate variability and left ventricular ejection time.

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FDA clears four new parameters for Caretaker Medical’s wireless patient monitoring system

Caretaker Medical’s VitalStream [Image courtesy of VitalStream]

Caretaker Medical announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for four new hemodynamic parameters for its VitalStream platform.

Charlottesville, Virginia-based Caretaker’s wearable, wireless, non-invasive VitalStream platform now has clearance to monitor cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate variability and left ventricular ejection time.

According to a news release, the latest regulatory nod marks the company’s fifth FDA clearance for VitalStream, which it designed for high-acuity, ICU-grade hemodynamic monitoring without limiting patient mobility or requiring invasive catheters and wires that tether patients to bedside equipment.

The new measurements are built on Caretaker’s proprietary pulse decomposition analysis (PDA) waveform analysis technology, which uses a finger sensor to measure continuous, cuffles…

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FDA clears Caretaker Medical’s next-gen noninvasive blood pressure monitoring platform

Caretaker Medical’s VitalStream [Image courtesy of VitalStream]Caretaker Medical (Charlottesville, Virginia) has secured FDA clearance for its next-generation VitalStream wireless blood pressure and hemodynamic monitoring platform, the company said today.

The VitalStream wireless platform expands on the previously cleared Caretaker4 wireless patient monitor. The platform, according to the company, can measure blood pressure and hemodynamic parameters with every heartbeat. The result is an uninterrupted stream of real-time data that eliminates “blind spots” between manual spot-check measurements.

The VitalStream platform relies on a low-pressure finger sensor. Caretaker Medical is marketing it as a non-invasive alternative to A-lines and arterial catheters, enabling ICU-grade patient monitoring at all points of care.

“Accurate, non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring is certainly preferred to invasive A-lines in most patient populations. My use…

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