Integrate the Clinical Standard in Regional Oximetry

The new Medtronic INVOS™ regional oximetry strategic partner solution offers leading medical device companies a fully-featured, external cable solution that provides easy integration of market-leading([FOOTNOTE=Market share based on data provided by Millennium Research Group.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) INVOS™ regional oxygen saturation (rSO2) technology into patient monitoring solutions.


With the INVOS™ regional oximetry strategic partner solution, patient monitoring companies can offer clinicians INVOS™ cerebral/somatic technology—the clinical benchmark in NIRS technology with 600-plus published, peer-reviewed articles demonstrating its ability to improve patient outcomes.([FOOTNOTE=Murkin JM, Adams SJ, Novick RJ, et al. Monitoring brain oxygen saturation during coronary bypass surgery: a randomized, prospective study. Anesth Analg. 2007;104(1):51-58.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=284535]),([FOOTNOTE=Casati A, Fanelli G, Pietropaoli P, et al. Continuous monitoring of cerebral oxygen saturation in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery minimizes brain exposure to potential hypoxia. Anesth Analg.2005;101(3):740-747.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=143155]),([FOOTNOTE=Covidien, INVOS™ Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Clinical Evidence Bibliography–Cardiac Surgery, 13-PM-0290_STL, 2013.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])


Engineered for ease of integration, the INVOS™ regional oximetry strategic partner solution provides evaluation and development toolkits, best practice user interface guides, global OEM technical and clinical expertise, and dedicated OEM partner online and on-site support.


The INVOS™ Technology Difference

INVOS™ (In Vivo Optical Spectroscopy) system technology noninvasively monitors site-specific adequacy of perfusion in the brain or body tissue directly beneath its sensors. With its clinically validated design and capabilities and patented sensor spacing configuration, INVOS™ technology demonstrates sensitivity to subtle changes in saturation and blood flow.([FOOTNOTE=Kim M, Ward D, Cartwright C, et al. Estimation of jugular venous O2 saturation from cerebral oximetry or arterialO2 saturation during isocapnic hypoxia. J Clin Monit Comput. 2000;16(3):191-99.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=297373]) This arms clinicians with real-time data on regional oxygen saturation (rSO2), which can detect site-specific ischemic complications even when systemic parameters or lab tests are within normal limits.([FOOTNOTE=Casati A, Fanelli G, Pietropaoli P, et al. Continuous monitoring of cerebral oxygen saturation in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery minimizes brain exposure to potential hypoxia. Anesth Analg.2005;101(3):740-747.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=143155]),([FOOTNOTE=Janelle GM, Mnookin S, Gravenstein N, Martin TD, Urdaneta F. Unilateral cerebral oxygen desaturation during emergent repair of a DeBakey type 1 aortic dissection: potential aversion of a major catastrophe. Anesthesiology. 2002;96(5):1263-1265.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=297363]),([FOOTNOTE=Blas ML, Lobato EB, Martin T. Noninvasive infrared spectroscopy as a monitor of retrograde cerebral perfusion during deep hypothermia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999;13(2):244-245.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=297323]),([FOOTNOTE=Prabhune A, Sehic A, Spence PA, Church T, Edmonds HL Jr. Cerebral oximetry provides early warning of oxygen delivery failure during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2002;16(2):204-206.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=297361])

Using a proprietary algorithm, INVOS™ technology provides clinicians with immediate, actionable information to optimize patient care.

  • Uniquely designed sensors—designed for adult, pediatric and infant/neonatal patients—are placed directly on the desired monitoring site.
  • Two specific wavelengths of near-infrared light (730 and 810 nm) are used to determine the oxygen-hemoglobin saturation in the tissue beneath the sensors.
  • Two detectors (shallow and deep) are spaced to permit separate data processing of shallow and deep optical signals, enabling clinicians to localize the area of measurement, called spatial resolution.
  • Unlike parameters that measure only venous or arterial blood, INVOS™ technology includes contributions from both in a 3:1 ratio, yielding a venous-weighted percent saturation. This provides real-time data about the balance or imbalance of oxygen supply and demand, thus reflecting venous oxygen reserve—the oxygen remaining after extraction by tissues and vital organs — and providing accurate measurement of site-specific tissue oxygenation.
  • INVOS™ technology uses settings for patient-specific baselines and thresholds, enabling clinicians to monitor oxygenation changes from baseline.

INVOS™ Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Clinical Evidence Bibliography – Cardiac Surgery

Medtronic is dedicated to delivering to clinicians and to OEM partners comprehensive monitoring solutions that are accurate, improve patient safety and enhance clinician efficiency.

The nearly 330 studies in the INVOS™ clinical evidence bibliography identify the applications and benefits of INVOS™ cerebral/somatic oximetry technology during cardiac surgery.

INVOS™ Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Clinical Education Offerings ─ PACE

With INVOS™ cerebral/somatic oximetry technology and the INVOS™ regional oximetry strategic partner solution, you get more than just an OEM integration platform. You also get the clinical education resources needed to train your clinicians and teams on the applications and benefits of adopting INVOS™ regional saturation monitoring.

Computer-based training modules on hemodynamics and applied learning with clinical case studies provide education about monitoring during adult cardiac surgery.