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Acrobat-i Positioner

Acrobat-i Positioner

Acrobat-i Positioner

Designed for apical or nonapical placement.

Overview

Built on a foundation of arm strength and flexibility, the Acrobat-i Positioner features proprietary active suspension technology that allows normal cardiac motion and maintains stable hemodynamics.

The tissue-conforming suction cup uses gentle vacuum to securely lift and hold the heart while the mount is designed to be compatible with a range of adult sternal retractors.

The Acrobat-i Positioner is designed for apical or nonapical placement.

Acrobat-i Off-Pump family (featuring a stabilizer, positioner, and a blower mister) combines sleek form with superb function which enables surgeons to easily and confidently deliver the benefits of beating heart surgery. It incorporates the preferred features from the Acrobat and Xpose product families: proven stability, strength and flexibility.

Acrobat-i Positioner

The Acrobat-i Positioner provides the strength, flexibility, visibility, and the stability necessary in a variety of surgical situations.

Stability

The tissue conforming suction cup uses a gentle vacuum to securely lift and hold the heart, designed for apical or nonapical placement. Proprietary active suspension technology allows normal cardiac motion and maintains stable hemodynamics.

Flexibility

The low-profile arm is designed for increased strength, and innovative Flexlink™ technology features interlocking links that enable greater maneuverability.

Increased workspace

Streamlined locking lever and integrated channels secure tubing and decrease workspace cluttering.

Clinical

Beating Heart Surgery

Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) uses local stabilization of the heart that allows the surgeon to operate while the heart still beats. In contrast, conventional bypass surgery stops the heart and puts the patient on a heart-lung machine during the bypass procedure.

The potential benefits of beating heart surgery compared to on-pump surgery may include:1

  • Reduced incidence of a common irregular rhythm post-operatively (Afib)
  • Fewer cognitive and neurological effects (for example, a stroke)
  • Lower incidence of post-operative respiratory failure
  • Faster recovery rates
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Fewer wound complications
  • Fewer blood transfusions needed

References

1. Puskas J, Martin J, Cheng D, et al. ISMICS Consensus Conference and Statements of Randomized Controlled Trials of Off-Pump versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Innovations: 2015;10:219-229.