Managing Critical
Care Patients

A STEP TOWARD PREDICTABLE AND PRECISE REMOVAL

MANAGING FLUID OVERLOAD IN POST SURGICAL PATIENTS

Providers, like you, face the daily challenge of managing fluid in post-op cardiovascular (CV) surgical patients. The Aquadex SmartFlow® System allows for predictable and precise fluid removal with no clinically significant changes to electrolytes.

THE CHALLENGE WITH FLUID OVERLOAD

  • Nearly 1 of 5 patients who undergo cardiac operations require readmission1
  • In a multi-center study, volume overload was among the top 3 most prevalent causes for first readmission within 30 days and beyond 30 days1
  • 40% of patients cannot eliminate excess fluids post-surgery due to Acute Kidney Injury2
  • Fluid overload is associated with a 300% increase in 90-day mortality rates post-op cardiac surgery3

PREDICTABLE OUTCOMES WITH AQUADEX

  • Modified ultrafiltration reduces the duration of assisted ventilation post-op cardiac surgery1,4,5
  • Ultrafiltration improves cardiac performance1,6,7,8
  • Ultrafiltration following cardiac surgery may reduce the need for blood transfusions6,9,10,11

FLUID OVERLOAD MANAGEMENT WITH AQUADEX

The workflow for managing fluid overload in post-op CV surgical patients is not intended to replace the Aquadex SmartFlow Direction For Use (DFU). Always follow the appropriate and applicable local, institutional, and/or hospital policies, procedures, and requirements.

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COST OF TREATING CRITICAL CARE PATIENTS

Nearly 1 in 5 patients who undergo cardiac operations require readmission and fluid overload is among the Top 3 most common causes within 30 days and beyond 30 days.1

500,000 Cardiac Surgeries
in the US12-14

40% of patients cannot eliminate excess fluids post-surgery due to Acute Kidney Injury2

US Cardiac Surgery Readmissions

1 in 5 require readmission and fluid overload is a Top 3 reason1

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AQUADEX

  • Reduced HF admissions and readmissions15
  • Reduce average HF readmission lengths of stay15
  • Shorter HF index lengths of stay vs. standard pharmacological therapy16
  • Reduction in duration on assisted ventilation in CV surgery patients7-9

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