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PTA MONITORTM

Horses, cats, dogs

Nociception monitoring

PTA MONITOR

Our veterinary standalone solution. Created to give voice to our pets and animals on their comfort status.

Our PTA index (Parasympathetic tone Activity) allows optimal management of analgesia during animal surgery, which induces a better revival and facilitates the animal recovery.

Horses, cats, dogs

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PTAm (averaged)

Parasympathetic tone in percentage of the ANS in the last 4 minutes

PTAi (Instantaneous)

Parasympathetic tone in percentage of the ANS in the last 2 minutes

Energy

Represent the total activity of the ANS

PTAi & PTAm

Trends

Respiratory Pattern

Representation

ECG

Representation

Parasympathetic tone Measurement

The parasympathetic tone measurement is represented by 2 indicators : PTAm & PTAi respectively the activity of the ANS in the last 4 and 2 minutes.
The challenge for veterinarians is to assess objectively the pain experienced by the animal, especially during surgery. The PTA index allows an optimal management of analgesia particularly during surgery.

That therefore induces a better revival and facilitates the animal recovery.

Nb : The energy must be between

PTAm

The PTAm is the general view of the PTA trend. It permit to observe the evolution of the ANI during the surgery, being less volatile than the PTAi.

PTAi

The PTAi permit by itself to consider the exact instantaneous reaction  of the patient during the surgery, meaning the impact of an incision or an opioid injection for example, will be visible in the PTAi indicator in the minute following.

Energy

Scientifically, the Energy is represented by the standard deviation of the cardiac variability over the last 64 seconds. In other words it represents the power of the parasympathetic tone.

PTA Measurement Benefits

Recent studies have brought to determine 3 majors PTA benefits :

PTA Evaluation to discriminate analgesia level better than hemodynamics
Predict hemodynamic reactivity
Titrate opioids to avoid infra and overdosing