The primary function of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is to divert blood away from the heart (both the right and left side and usually the lungs as well) and return it to the systemic arterial system, thus allowing cardiac surgery.
Therefore, it must replace the function of both the lung (gas exchange) and heart (provide energy to ensure circulation of blood). Typically, blood is drained by gravity via cannulas in the superior and inferior vena cavae (SVC, IVC) or IVC and right atrium (RA) (cavoatrial position) to the heart–lung machine where it is pumped (with a roller or centrifugal pump) through the artificial lung (most often a membrane-type “oxygenator”) back into the systemic vasculature via an arterial cannula placed in the ascending aorta.
We are now proposing a complete Cannulae portfolio to meet any surgeon’s need.
The Cannulae product portfolio is composed by:
• Arterial Cannulae
• Venous Cannulae
• Aortic root Cannulae
• Antegrade Cardioplegia Cannulae
• Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannulae
• Cardioplegia Needle
• Cardioplegia Adapter
• Ostial Perfusion Cannulae
• Vent Catheters
• Gas Diffuser