Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 2

Inaccuracy in Invasive Blood Pressure Due to Water Film Ingressed Inside Pressure Transducer

Priyanka Mishra* and Poonam Arora

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, AIIMS Rishikesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Priyanka Mishra, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, AIIMS Rishikesh, India.

Received: December 28, 2020; Published: January 15, 2021



Invasive Blood Pressure (IBP) measurement has revolutionized the realm of hemodynamic monitoring. However, a cautious watch and systematic approach needs to be adopted to detect and resolve any erroneous readings. We are hereby discussing a case of 49yr old female with left lung hydatid cyst undergoing video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) where the invasive BP was showing erroneously low values. We believe that there was a water film within the first transducer that was the culprit behind the overdamping of the arterial waveform and the error in readings. Faulty low readings of IBP can prompt into inappropriate interventions like overloading of fluids and use of vasoactive/inotropic support. Hence, a faithful representation of arterial waveform and IBP are the foremost prerequisites in intensive care, anesthesia, and modern medicine. Hence, we want to emphasize on the need to properly check for any air bubble or water inside the transducer assembly also when employing a reuse after sterilization.

Keywords: Invasive Blood Pressure (IBP); VATS; Hydatid Cyst



Citation: Priyanka Mishra and Poonam Arora. “Inaccuracy in Invasive Blood Pressure Due to Water Film Ingressed Inside Pressure Transducer". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.2 (2021): 03-05.


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