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Affinity Pixie

Arterial Filter

Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter

One filter gives you the flexibility for both your infant and pediatric patients.

Overview

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A pediatric arterial filter for your most magical patients, the Affinity PixieTM Arterial Filter features ease of prime and effective air handling and filtration.

Low prime

With just 39 mL prime volume, the Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter is used as part of strategies to minimize prime volume contribution to hemodilution.

High maximum recommended flow rate

The filter’s maximum recommended flow rate of 3.2 L/min exceeds that of competing arterial filters and provides versatility of use with different patient sizes.

Excellent filtration

Effective filtration is provided by the unique 30 micron concentric folded screen design that maximizes the available filtration surface area within a small filter housing.

Ease of prime, effective air handling and excellent visibility

The Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter has been designed to have no “hidden” areas, such as opaque screen caps or urethane pleating and netting where air and particulate can become trapped. Horizontal surfaces are reduced for minimal bubble hang-up. The filter housing is completely clear for excellent visibility.

Lower Pressure Drop

Just 30 mmHg pressure drop at the maximum flow rate of 3.2 L/min for gentle blood handling.

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Pediatric Arterial Filters: Competitive Comparison

Prime Volume (mL) Screen pore size (microns) Maximum recommended blood flow rate (L/min) Pressure drop at 2.5 L/min blood flow rate

Medtronic Affinity Pixie Arterial Filter

39

30

3.2

15

Terumo CAPIOX® CX-AFO21

40

32

2.5

25

Sorin Micro D7352

40

27

2.5

>60

Sorin Micro D7362

40

40

2.5

>60

Cortiva™ BioActive Surface* and Balance® Biosurface options

Cortiva™ BioActive Surface*3

  • Durable, non-leaching End Point Attached heparin
  • Provides thromboresistance and enhanced blood compatibility

Balance Biosurface

  • A hydrophilic biosurface option without heparin
  • Reduces platelet activation
  • Reduces platelet adhesion
  • Preserves platelet function5

For more information, including product specifications and ordering information, download our product brochure.


References

1

Terumo® Cardiovascular Systems website. Accessed 11/07

2

Sorin product literature. Part Number 306350076 Rev A (06/06).

3

*Cortiva™ BioActive Surface, formerly marketed under the Carmeda® brand name. Carmeda is a registered trademark of Carmeda AB (Sweden).

4

Balance® is a registered trademark of Medtronic, Inc. Technology licensed under agreement from BioInteractions, Limited, United Kingdom

5

See Chart Below.

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Comparison between Balance-coated and uncoated in vitro bench test circuits of percentage of platelets that are activated with adenosine diphosphate (ADP @20 μM) in circulating heparinized human blood over time. Error bars represent standard deviation. († indicates p<0.05)

Warnings: A strict anticoagulation protocol should be followed and anticoagulation should be routinely monitored during all procedures. The benefits of extracorporeal support must be weighed against the risk of systematic anticoagulation and must be assessed by the prescribing physician.

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts devices coated with Cortiva™ BioActive Surface* and Balance Biosurface to sale by or on the order of a physician. For a complete listing of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please refer to the Instructions for Use which accompany each product.

*Cortiva™ BioActive Surface, formerly marketed under the Carmeda® brand name. Carmeda is a registered trademark of Carmeda AB (Sweden).

 

Ordering Information


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Cortiva™ BioActive Surface, formerly marketed under the Carmeda® brand name. Carmeda is a registered trademark of Carmeda AB (Sweden).