Edwards Lifesciences announced in a release on devicelink.com that it has introduced the first real-time, continuous central venous oxygenation saturation monitoring technology for critically ill children. The Edwards PediaSat Oximetry Catheter uses fiber optics to monitor and identify potentially life-threatening changes in oxygen saturation in venous blood. Up until now, such technology was only available for adults. But children are even more in need of it, because they sometimes do not display the typical warning signs of potentially fatal issues. Before, physicians had to rely on intermittent blood sampling, which is less reliable and less convenient. DeviceTalk will return on Tuesday, September 4.