Two heart positioners to meet your stability needs during beating heart surgery.
Medtronic has taken the proven stabilizer clamp technology from our Octopus® Evolution Tissue Stabilizer and applied it to our new and improved, next-generation Urchin® Evo Heart Positioners.
Key benefits of this new design include:
The positioner continues to feature increased flexibility, range of motion, and a longer reach of the articulating arm for ease in accessing vessels.
The Urchin Evo heart positioner provides immediate tissue capture to the apex of the heart, effective positioning, and enhanced visualization of the anastomotic sites.
The Urchin Heart Positioner offers the following features:
The Urchin 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.