Frequently Asked Questions
Mostcare Up uses the PRAM (Pressure Recording Analytical Method) algorithm to record & display data from the patient instantaneously.
PRAM is an invasive continuous beat to beat method based on the analysis of the morphology of both the pulsatile and continuous components of the arterial pressure waveform. It has a higher sampling frequency than other pulse contour methods.
CCE is a parameter to fully evaluate the dynamic interplay of the cardiovascular system. It provides a global assessment of total cardiovascular performance and is presented as the ratio of the energy required by the heart and the energy required to overcome resistance.
A good arterial waveform is necessary for accurate values. However, there is a dynamic filter to enhance the signal quality.
Mostcare Up does not require any demographic data other than height and weight for indexed values. The PRAM algorithm calculates resistance without the need for any pre-estimates.
Case data will stay on the monitor for 50 cases, the oldest is then overwritten.
Graphical trends history can be viewed on the monitor and can be customised to personal preference.
The Mostcare Up does not require any added disposables. It connects to the existing arterial transducer or the blood pressure waveform can be slaved from the patient monitor.
Mostcare Up can be used in surgical patients and critical care patients that have an arterial line in situ. Mostcare is also validated for use in paediatrics.
No, with the PRAM algorithm impedance is calculated according to perturbation theory, which is obtained beat-to-beat directly from the morphologic analysis of both the pulsatile and the continuous components of the pressure waveform.
Mostcare Up has been validated against thermodilution pulmonary artery catheter, FICK principle and echocardiography in a range of studies.
Mostcare Up has been validated in both children and adults.
There are very few contraindications other than severe aortic-regurgitation, abnormal arterial pathology.