HEARTSTRING III Proximal Seal System
Perform proximal and distal anastomoses in any order.
Use arteries or veins for grafts of any size, length, or diameter.
Allows for takeoffs at any angle.
Designed to help reduce aortic manipulation and embolic release.
Seal Loader and Delivery Device make HEARTSTRING even easier to use.
Today many people that have medical conditions such as diabetes, history of stroke, or poor physical health can undergo cardiac surgery with a clampless approach which may lower their risk for developing complications. In contrast to conventional bypass surgery, which stops the heart and puts the patient on a heart-lung machine during the grafting procedure, clampless beating heart bypass surgery uses local stabilization of the heart that allows the surgeon to sew the bypass graft while the heart still beats.
The potential benefits of beating heart surgery may include:
- Less trauma to the body, since the heart-lung machine is not used
- Fewer cognitive and neurological effects (for example, a stroke)
- Less risk of problems with memory
- Faster recovery rates
- Shorter hospital stays
- Fewer blood transfusions needed
Instructions for Use
1. Puskas J, Cheng D, Knight J, et al. Off-pump versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting. A meta-analysis and consensus statement from the 2004 ISMICS Consensus Conference. Innovations. 2005; 1:3-27