The ACROBAT SUV Vacuum Stabilizer provides local stabilization of a target vessel during off-pump coronary artery bypass.

Designed for optimal stabilization and ease of use, this member of the ACROBAT family comes with a mount that is compatible with most adult sternotomy retractors, and has a 3-D swivel for exceptional control and reach. The ACROBAT SUV Vacuum Stabilizer offers strength and stability with anastomotic site visibility and access. It features the maneuverability of our FlexLink technology on a stronger arm, our innovative tri-slot socket for “toes-up” capability, and independent vacuum pods on malleable feet designed to conform to all contours of the heart.

Stability

The FlexLink Arm is designed for maximum strength with minimal bounce, while malleable feet with vacuum pods secure the heart in position

Flexibility

The FlexLink Arm and streamlined vacuum tubing offer 3-D flexibility for improved workspace access

Visibility

The multiple slots of the tri-slot Socket position difficult vessels in a “toes-up” position for maximum visibility of anastomotic targets

Beating Heart Surgery

In contrast to conventional bypass surgery, which stops the heart and puts the patient on a heart-lung machine during the grafting procedure, off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) uses local stabilization of the heart that allows the surgeon to operate while the heart still beats.

The potential benefits of beating heart surgery may include1:

  • Reduction in mortality and morbidity for high-risk patients
  • Reduction in duration of ventilation
  • Reduction in ICU and hospital length of stay
  • Reduction in resource utilization

Instructions for Use

Prescriptive Information

Prior to use please see the complete 'Instructions for Use' for more information on Indications, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Events and Operator's Instructions. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

1Puskas J, Cheng D, Knight J, et al.  Off-pump versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.  A meta-analysis and consensus statement from the 2004 ISMICS Consensus Conference.  Innovations.  2005; 1:3-27

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