MAQUET Critical Care offers the SERVO-i MR environment option and NAVA (Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist), which is capable of providing critically ill patients with advanced ventilatory care using the same machine wherever they are in the hospital.

The SERVO-i MR environment option allows patients who require an MRI exam to stay connected to the same SERVO-i ventilator that serves them in the ICU. MAQUET Critical Care’s SERVO-i ventilator with NAVA lets the patient control the ventilator with his/her respiratory center in the brain.

This approach to mechanical ventilation is based on the patient’s neural respiratory output. Signals from respiratory control center in the brain are transmitted through the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm, where a catheter captures the electrical activity and feeds it to the ventilator.

December 2007

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