Overview

 
Standard PA Monitoring  | Pulmonary Artery Catheter

The Standard PA Monitoring Catheters are part of a complete line of pulmonary artery catheters offered with no natural rubber latex components to reduce the risk of patient latex allergy or hypersensitivity, without compromising performance.

A recent study of antilatex IgE antibodies in blood donors has shown that the prevalence of latex sensitivity may be as high as 6-12%1 or up to 37 million people in the U.S. alone.

References

1. Lebenbom-Mansour MH, Oesterle JR, Ownby DR, et al. The incidence of latex sensitivity in ambulatory surgical patients: a correlation of historical factors with positive serum immunoglobulin E levels. Anesth Analg 1997; 85: 44-9.

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