The HEARTSTRING Aortic Cutter offers state-of-the-art ergonomic design and fully automated cutting action for precision aortotomy in unclamped aortas. It helps assure high-quality results in beating heart clampless anastomoses when used as an integral part of the HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System.
HEARTSTRING is an innovative advance in proximal seal technology. Its hemostatic seal enables the surgeon to eliminate the use of partial occlusion clamps and minimize aortic manipulation. This system for beating heart surgery helps avoid embolic release and reduces the potential for neurologic complications.
Each HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System includes the Seal, Delivery Device Loader and a choice between two different Aortic Cutter sizes; 4.3 mm or 3.8 mm.
With an elegant design and small operational footprint, the HEARTSTRING system leaves no foreign material inside the vessel after completion of the anastamosis. The Aortic Cutter makes a single, clean hole in the aorta and is simple to use.