Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 387–393 | Cite as

Accuracy and trending ability of the fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo System™ in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

  • Takuma Maeda
  • Kohshi Hattori
  • Miho Sumiyoshi
  • Hiroko Kanazawa
  • Yoshihiko Ohnishi
Original Article



The fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ improved its algorithm to follow changes in systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI). This revision may improve the accuracy and trending ability of CI even in patients who undergo abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery which cause drastic change of SVRI by aortic clamping. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the accuracy and trending ability of the fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ in patients with AAA surgery by comparing the FloTrac/Vigileo™-derived CI (CIFT) with that measured by three-dimensional echocardiography (CI3D).


Twenty-six patients undergoing elective AAA surgery were included in this study. CIFT and CI3D were determined simultaneously in eight points including before and after aortic clamp. We used CI3D as the reference method.


In the Bland–Altman analysis, CIFT had a wide limit of agreement with CI3D showing a percentage error of 46.7%. Subgroup analysis showed that the percentage error between CO3D and COFT was 56.3% in patients with cardiac index < 2.5 L/min/m2 and 28.4% in patients with cardiac index ≥ 2.5 L/min/m2. SVRI was significantly higher in patients with cardiac index < 2.5 L/min/m2 (1703 ± 330 vs. 2757 ± 798; p < 0.001). The tracking ability of fourth generation of FloTrac/Vigileo™ after aortic clamp was not clinically acceptable (26.9%).


The degree of accuracy of the fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ in patients with AAA surgery was not acceptable. The tracking ability of the fourth-generation FloTrac/Vigileo™ after aortic clamp was below the acceptable limit.


Blood pressure monitors Cardiac output Echocardiography Ultrasound 



We thank Jane Charbonneau, DVM, from Edanz Group ( for editing a draft of this manuscript. We are also grateful to the resident doctors who cared for the patients in this study, for their cooperation. This research was supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP17K11100.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyNational Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterSuitaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Transfusion MedicineNational Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterSuitaJapan
  3. 3.Anesthesilogy and Pain Relief CenterThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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