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MythoVent
MythoVent - ICU station

The first ventilator in the world with built-in function of vital signs monitoring. It records ECG in 3-/5-lead, heart rate, 2xTemp, pulsoxymetrie, SpO2, NIBP, 2xIBP, respiratory rate displaying all parameters on the screen.

Only MythoVent warn automatically of complications associated with injury of trachea mucous membrane after prolonged intubation. This device controls pressure of endotracheal tube cuff in relation to respiratory phase providing air tightness and reducing risk of trachea epithelium injury.

In MythoVent the medicine is given to the patient only during the first 75% of the inspiratory phase. Experts confirm that this way of delivery is the most effective.

Тhe revolutionary solid-state sensor technology allows to measure the oxygen concentration parameter immediately (< 0,2 s), accurately (0,1% resolution) and with minimal cross-sensitivity to other types of gas molecules. MythoVent laser oxygen sensor does not need calibration of exchanging and can be used during the whole lifetime of the device itself.

A new step to ideal ventilation – allows for a full time operation by exchanging of the cassette. Only in MythoVent a long-life cassette can be cleaned, sterilized, disinfected and used again and again. It is suitable for coaxial or dual hose system.

All modern modes of mechanical ventilation, including CPAP/PSV, BILEVEL, MMV, SIMV, PRVC, A/C (VC/PC), NIV. All attempts of spontaneous breathing are instantly registered and controlled automatically.

In-hospital patient transportation becomes safer and more comfortable with MythoVent. Ventilator has a built-in battery with 30 min operation time, 5L portable oxygen cylinder, the trolley mount are also available (including 2 external battery pack, 2 full size oxygen cylinders an air bottles, mount for patient`s bed and for the infusion stand).

10,4” LCD color display with auto-light sensor (auto, dark, medium, bright). In one screen there are 6 traces for up to 8 curves and 2 loops. 12 numerical fields for 24 values with option of individual configuration (up to 10 presets).

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The only ICU Station worldwide with ventilation and associated collateral vital signs parameter monitoring

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Science Articles

According to statistics, the pathological changes of the larynx and trachea occur in 30% cases when patients undergo intubation. These changes are caused by 1) physical injuries of larynx and trachea during the intubation; 2) trophic disturbances associated with long-term exposure of the intubation or tracheostomy tube on the trachea mucosa. For example, excessively high ET tube cuff pressure leads to mucosal ischemia and induce such complications as mucosal decubitus of trachea – the cause of cicatricle stenosis and traceoeasophagal fistulas. Low ET tube cuff pressure is the cause of the aspiration of the liquids that accumulates above the cuff and ventilator-associated pneumonia. (Ranaweera 2013).

Many researches examined the problem of maintaining an optimal ET cuff pressure. Considering the results of the studies MS Westfalia GmbH company (Germany) together with specialists in anaesthesiology and intensive care have designed the unique ICU ventilator – MythoVent. Integrated function of automated maintenance of the ET cuff pressure allows to significantly decrease the mucosal injuries during the long-term intubation and reduce the risk of aspiration and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Cuff pressure rate is displayed on the patient’s vital functions monitor in real-time mode. The monitor is also integrated in the ventilator MythoVent.

1. Comparison of different endotracheal tube cuff pressure maintain methods in ICU

2. Automated Cuff Pressure Modulation (pdf)

3. Measurement of endotracheal tube cuff pressure in patients admitted to intensive care unit of a University Hospital (pdf)

4. Endotracheal Cuff Pressures in Ventilated Patients in Intensive Care (pdf)

5. Endotracheal tube cuff pressure monitoring in intensive care units (pdf)