Axius Coronary Shunt

Axius Coronary Shunts

Axius Coronary Shunt

Designed to create a nearly bloodless field and provide myocardial protection during target vessel anastomosis.

Overview

Overview

 

The Axius Coronary Shunt is designed to create a nearly bloodless field and provide myocardial protection during target vessel anastomosis by maintaining distal perfusion. Its unique internal coil and tapered tips allow easy, atraumatic insertion into the artery. With 12 available sizes – ranging from 1.0 mm to 3.5 mm – the Axius Coronary Shunt is sized for precise occlusion of blood flow at the anastomotic site.

Ease of Insertion

Internal coil and tapered tips for easy insertion and superior distal perfusion

Clear Visualization

Create a clear work area: shunt provides a bloodless field at the anastomotic site.

Ease of Removal

Off-set threaded tab for asymmetrical removal

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