Heart-Lung Machines

The heart-lung machine is used during open-heart surgery to take over the function of the body’s heart and lungs. This procedure is called extracorporeal circulation or cardiopulmonary bypass. A perfusionist is responsible for operating the machine. The machine circulates vital oxygen-rich blood to the brain and other vital organs during open-heart surgery, allowing the cardiac surgery and perfusion team to operate on a bloodless and still heart. Extracorporeal circulation is used primarily for the following surgeries:

  • Heart valve replacement
  • heart valve reconstruction
  • correction of congenital heart defects
  • coronary artery bypass
  • Interventions on the ascending aorta

FISSO Articulated arms in the Heart-Lung Machines

FISSO articulated arms are used for flexible positioning of roller pumps, bubble sensors and flow valves.

Our customer confirms it « The high-quality and maintenance-free FISSO articulated arms enable the safe, stable and fast positioning of sensors and flow valves on the heart-lung machines »

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