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Evo Heart Positioner

Urchin® Evo Heart Positioner


Greater control during beating heart surgery.


Urchin Evo Heart Positioner

Medtronic has taken the proven stabiliser clamp technology from our Octopus™ Evolution Tissue Stabiliser and applied it to our most recent and improved, Urchin™ Evo Heart Positioner.

Key benefits of this new design include:

  • Improved clamp design provides increased stability of the positioner on the retractor
  • Clamp can be applied to the retractor with a singlehanded technique allowing for ease of setup
  • Same clamp on the positioner and stabiliser provides a consistent system for beating heart surgery
  • The simple design of the positioner cup provides immediate tissue capture to the apex of the heart to provide enhanced visualisation of the anastomotic sites 
  • Swivel headlink increases positioning options; 
  • Silicone suction apparatus provides immediate tissue capture; utilises -250 mmHg 
  • Provides enhanced access to lateral wall with "off-apex" position

The positioner continues to feature increased flexibility, range of motion, and a longer reach of the articulating arm for ease in accessing vessels.




Important Safety Information

Not all patients are candidates for beating heart procedures. Some patients would require cardiopulmonary support during surgery.