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Cardiac Intervention Set (CiSet)

Cardiac Intervention Set (CiSet)
Cardiac Intervention Set (CiSet)

Cardiac Intervention Set (CiSet)

Short term support - a life-saving decision

Supporting patients during high-risk percutaneous cardiac interventions


When treating patients with high-risk PCI, the physician should take into account a 7 - 10% risk of acute hemodynamic instability; this almost always leads to the need for urgent circulatory support[1]. Cardiac assist devices can be used to regain stability and to support the patient as quickly and effectively as possible.

Cardiac Intervention Set (CiSet)

CiSet Background

  • Rising numbers of cardiac interventions are occurring, especially in older and sicker patients [2] [3] [4]
  • Increasingly complex cardiac interventions occur after the introduction of new stent variations (e.g. drug eluting or dissolving stents) and evolving technologies (e.g. minimally invasive valve-replacement) [5]
  • Increased need for, and acceptance of circulatory support during high-risk PCI [1] [6] [7] or valve replacement.

Benefits at a glance

  • First standardized tubing set for ECLS during high-risk PCI
  • Designed to be used for up to 6 hours this set can serve as a back-up solution to cover the phase of highest risk of instability and take over full support if necessary
  • Quick and easy set-up and priming for fast deployment in emergency situations
  • Low priming volume minimizes hemodilution
  • Connection of external pressure measurement and arterial temperature is possible
  • Integrated centrifugal pump and heat exchanger for precise temperature management.


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    Am. Heart J. 2006; 152 (3): 565-572

  2. Vainer J et al. Elective high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions supported by extracorporeal life support.
    Am. J. Cardiol. 2007; 99 (6): 771-3

  3. Anastasiadis K et al. Successful high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention with the use of minimal extracorporeal cirulation system.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012; 80 (5): 845–9

  4. Tsao et al. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-assisted primary percutaneous coronary intervention may improve survival of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by profound cardiogenic shock.
    J. Crit. Care. 2012; 27 (5): 530.e1-530.e11

  5. Dardas P et al. ECMO as a bridge to high-risk rotablation of heavily calcified coronary arteries.
    Herz. 2012; 37 (2): 225-30

  6. Bagai J et al. Efficacy and safety of percutaneous life support during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention, refractory cardiogenic shock and in-laboratory cardiopulmonary arrest.
    J. Invasive Cardiol. 2011; 23 (4): 141-7

  7. Webb DP et al. Novel multi-functional life support system.
    J. Extra Corpor. Technol. 2010; 42 (3): 232-4