Caretaker Medical Offers Hospitals an Innovative Solution to the Thermodilution Catheter Shortage

Charlottesville VA, August 16, 2023 — Persistent supply challenges affecting continuous cardiac output (CCO) thermodilution catheters are impacting hospitals worldwide. In response, Caretaker Medical is ramping up efforts to increase awareness of its FDA-cleared wireless, wearable continuous cardiac output monitor system, VitalStream, to ensure patient care is not impacted. The ongoing scarcity of CCO thermodilution…

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Time Critical Fluid Assessment: Save Lives with VitalStream

IV drip for fluid therapy

With around 80% of hospitalized patients being prescribed intravenous (IV) fluid therapy[1], physicians need fast and reliable insight into how patients are responding so they can effectively manage changes in their blood volume. Incorrect intravascular volume can lead to severe complications, and even death. Reduced oxygen levels in organs can occur from a low volume,…

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Managing Sepsis: The role of VitalStream for rapid fluid assessment

men in hospital bed

With September designated as Sepsis Awareness Month, and the tenth annual World Sepsis Day this September 13th, there is a renewed focus on this global health crisis which affects up to 50 million people a year and is associated with 20% of all deaths worldwide. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which occurs when the body’s…

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The Global Burden of Heart Failure

VitalStream™ provides actionable, beat-by-beat data to help clinicians identify patient deterioration earlier, intervene earlier, and optimize treatment decisions such as whether and when to administer fluids, drugs, or therapies.   

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