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Detect Impairment with Real-Time Measurements

Make better informed cardiorespiratory decisions to improve patient outcomes

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Enhanced Decision Making

Experience enhanced decision-making capabilities with the AGM100 with instant access to crucial information on a patient's oxygenation, ventilatory status, and gas exchange impairment. This cutting-edge device empowers you to make the most informed clinical decisions possible.

Revolutionizing the way we comprehend oxygenation and respiratory impairment, the AGM100 provides multiple, real-time measurements to improve patient care.

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Use AGM100 to detect impairment

Identify the degree of respiratory impairment to improve clinical decision making

Pulmonary Gas Exchange

Pulmonary gas exchange in the alveoli is a vital process where blood exchanges carbon dioxide for oxygen. In the lungs, tiny air sacs called alveoli are surrounded by small blood vessels or capillaries. Oxygen-depleted blood, carrying carbon dioxide from the body, flows into these capillaries. Here, oxygen from the air in the alveoli moves into the blood, while carbon dioxide from the blood is released into the alveoli. This exchange happens through diffusion, where gases naturally move from an area of higher concentration to lower concentration. The refreshed, oxygen-rich blood then travels back to the heart to be circulated throughout the body, and carbon dioxide is exhaled from the lungs.

This process is essential for maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our bodies. Our technology detects the levels of these gases (known as PO2 or PCO2) to detect abnormalities to help medical staff better assess patient’s impairment and overall cardiorespiratory health.

    Normal Gas Exchange

All parameters - green (low O2 deficit)

  Abnormal Gas Exchange

all parameters - red (high O2 deficit)
During steady-state breathing, a patient with no gas exchange impairment should exhibit a low O2 deficit between 0-15 mmHg, which signifies little to no impairment between the lung’s alveolar oxygen levels and the arterial blood oxygen levels. In addition, normal CO2 levels indicate adequte ventilation and normal arterial blood oxygen indicate adequte oxygenation.
Patients with moderate to severe respiratory impairment will display an elevated O2 deficit, with other parameters on screen used to narrow differential diagnosis and identify the source of hypoxemia. Values on the right hand side of the screen also shows issues with oxygen moving from alveoli (PAO2 of 118) to blood (PaO2 of 57), which indicates gas exchange impairment.

AGM® Measurements

Symbol Description
gPaO2 Calculated arterial partial pressure of oxygen, mmHg
PETCO2 End-tidal carbon dioxide partial pressure, mmHg
Oxygen Deficit Gas exchange inefficiency (PAO2-gPaO2), mmHg
SpO2 Blood oxygen saturation, %
Respiratory Rate (RR) The number of breaths per minute
Pulse Rate (PR)
The number of heart beats per minute
PAO2 End-tidal oxygen partial pressure, mmHg
gPaO2/ FiO2 Ratio of arterial partial pressure of oxygen to fraction of oxygen inspired
gPaO2/ PAO2 Arterial to alveolar partial pressure of oxygen exchange ratio
RQ Respiratory quotient, ratio of carbon dioxide produced to oxygen used
PiO2 Partial pressure of inspired oxygen, mmHg
Pbar Barometric pressure, mmHg

 

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