Our full suite of beating heart bypass surgery products includes Starfish® Heart Positioners for greater control.
Medtronic has taken the proven stabilizer clamp technology from our Octopus® Evolution Tissue Stabilizer and applied it to our new and improved, next-generation Starfish® Evo Heart Positioners.
Key benefits of this new design:
Both positioners continue to feature increased flexibility, range of motion, and a longer reach of the articulating arm for ease in accessing vessels.
As with our previous generation Starfish 2 Heart Positioner, the unique, multi-appendage silicone suction cup provides a small profile that allows for effective positioning of the heart and enhanced visualization of the anastomotic sites.
The unique, multi-appendage silicone suction cup provides a small profile that allows for enhanced visualization of the anastomotic sites.
The Starfish 2 Heart Positioner provides excellent access to target coronaries while minimizing hemodynamic instability:
Not all patients are candidates for beating heart procedures. Some patients would require cardiopulmonary support during surgery.
Gründeman P, et al. Ninety degrees anterior cardiac displacement in off-pump CABG: the Starfish® cardiac positioner preserves stroke volume and arterial pressure. Presented at ISMICS 2002.