Masimo SET and Blue Sensor more accurate and more reliable in cyanotic
To determine the accuracy of the Masimo Blue sensor with this difficult patient population, researchers analyzed 45 arterial blood gas samples received from six cyanotic
infants undergoing pulmonary artery banding procedures and compared pulse oximetry data with arterial blood samples analyzed by CO-Oximetry.
Results: The plasma TAS, TOS, and OSI were significantly higher in the cyanotic
group than in the acyanotic group (p<0.
The diagnosis of methemoglobinemia should be suspected in patients who appear cyanotic
and have a low [SpO.
Gina Whitney MD, one of the researchers, commented on the study presented at ASA, "Our research found that the Masimo SET Radical and the Blue Sensor provided a substantial improvement in accurately monitoring children with cyanotic
congenital heart disease.
Peter Cox, MD, Clinical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada stated, "We have tested this new Blue sensor for over 12 months on many cyanotic
babies with oxygen saturations in the 60% to 80% range.
TABLE 1 Factors Placing Infants at High Risk for Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (1, 13) Prematurity Young age (less than 6 weeks) Cyanotic
or complicated congenital heart disease Underlying pulmonary disease, especially bronchopulmonary dysplasia Immunocompromised infants and children TABLE 2 Current indications for Palivizumab Therapy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection (7) Infants less than 24 months of age with chronic lung disease (CLD) who have required medical therapy within the past 6 months.
The authors concluded, "These differences between devices may be clinically significant for patients with low SpO2, such as those with cyanotic
heart defects or severe lung disease.
With the exception of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, severe surgical noncorrected cyanotic
disease, severe pulmonary artery hypertension, pulmonary vascular obstructive disease and Marfan syndrome with aortopathy, maternal death during pregnancy in women with heart disease is rare.
According to a physician who was also at the pool, the girl was already cyanotic
when she was brought up.
Noncompacted ventricular myocardium may be associated with other congenital anomalies, such as obstruction of the right or left ventricular outflow tracts, complex cyanotic
congenital heart disease, and coronary artery anomalies (6,7).
According to the American Heart Association, it is a cyanotic
congenital heart defect, meaning blood pumped to the body contains less-than-normal amounts of oxygen.