Help an ER nurse out please!
How do I interpret swan measurements with an Impella device in place?
Let's use the Impella CP at P-8, which gives flows of 3.3-3.1 I believe.
The CI/CO is low from what "normal" readings should be. This is because the device is taking over the work of the left ventricle. So low CI/CO is not an issue as long as the device is functioning without issues correct?
Titrations are done based on MAP, because this is a continuous flow device, correct?
What abnormal readings should I be concerned about with swan monitoring and the Impella?
Thank you all for the help!