OptiQ® Pulmonary Artery SvO2 / CCO Catheter

Measures both Mixed Venous Oximetry (SvO2) and Continuous Cardiac Output (CCO).

  • Continuous and intermittent thermodilution cardiac output measurements.
  • PA temperature measurement, CVP, PAP, and PAOP monitoring.
  • Continuous mixed venous O2 saturation measurements.
  • Venous and mixed venous blood sampling.


OptiQ catheters deliver the unparalleled accuracy that has long been recognized as the industry standard.1,2

  • Exclusive, enhanced algorithm provides filtration of noise artifact, allowing OptiQ to minimize signal energy requirements, which may result in more accurate and reliable CCO data, and may potentially improve patient safety.
  • Eliminates the need for bolus cardiac output injections because the system is fully automatic. This may reduce the risk of fluid overload and potentially decreases the risk for contamination.
  • Proper thermal coil placement can be confirmed without X-rays due to the OptiQ Catheter's RV/Distal Thermal Positioning Port (DTPP™). This allows for as-needed confirmation of the correct coil position without costly, time-consuming X-rays.
  • The 15 cm long thermal coil is smooth and flush with the catheter body, allowing the system to leverage its optimum detectable signal at the lowest possible power level per length of coil, keeping warming at a safe, gentle level.

The OptiQ Catheters are part of a complete line of pulmonary artery catheters offered with no natural rubber latex components in order 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%3 or up to 37 million people in the U.S. alone.



  1. Aranda M, Mihm FG, et al. Continuous cardiac output catheters: Delay in in vitro response time after controlled flow changes. Anesthesiology. 1998;89:1592-1595.
  2. Hecker BR, Brown DL, Wilson, D. A comparison of two pulmonary artery mixed venous oxygen saturation catheters during the changing conditions of cardiac surgery. Journal of Cardiac Anesthesia. 1989;3:269-275
  3. 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.

Caution: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or other licensed practitioner.

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