Perfusion Insider Summer 2016

Fusion Fast Facts - Back to Front Flow

Collaboration with Perfusionists Yields 79 Design Enhancements on the Affinity Fusion oxygenation system


A unique collaboration between perfusionists and Medtronic yielded 79 design enhancements on the Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. Enhancement #24 is the back-to-front flow created by the placement of the venous inlet at the back of the CVR.

Enhancement #24: Uniform Flow Distribution

Back to Front Flow minimizes areas of stagnation. The result – horizontal blood flow proactively managing suboptimal conditions such as air, fibrin, or particulate that may be present in the blood stream.

Uniform flow distribution. One of 79 design enhancements featured on the Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. 

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