The generic concept of a closed, compact minimal extracorporeal circulation system.
With the MECC SYSTEM, perfusion is going minimal. This compact and closed system has a significant reduction in blood surface contact area and priming volume. This ensures optimum safety and surgical quality while improving biocompatibility during CABG and other cardiac procedures.
An example of excellence and quality by Maquet Cardiovascular, the leading-edge MECC SYSTEM has come to represent the generic concept of a closed, compact minimal extracorporeal circulation system. It is an optimized set of disposables, catheters and cannulae, as well as hardware—a truly integrated solution reduced to essential components.
The MECC philosophy is more than just shorter tubing. With separated cardiotomy suction, the elimination of the external venous reservoir, and priming volume significantly reduced, it creates improved conditions for patient care. The MECC SYSTEM provides less blood trauma, less hemodilution, and reduced inflammatory response within the well-known high performance of every single component.
This minimized perfusion approach has opened the door to new patient management.
The MECC SYSTEM includes the QUADROX-i Oxygenator with a microporous membrane with or without integrated filter, VBT Venous Bubble Trap, cannulae of choice, ROTAFLOW Centrifugal Pump, ROTAFLOW Console, ROTAFLOW Drive, ROTAFLOW Emergency Drive and holders. The system is BIOLINE coated from tip to tip.
The benefits of the MECC SYSTEM are:
- Minimized priming volume
- Minimal hemodilution
- Less cellular damage
- Reduced systemic inflammatory response
- Less need for blood transfusion
MECC SYSTEM Components
|Priming volume||Approx. 550 ml|
|Blood flow rate||0.5 - 7 l/min|
|Gas exchange surface area||1.8 m2|
|Heat exchange surface area||0.4 m2|
|Priming volume||335 ml|
|ROTAFLOW Centrifugal Pump|
|Priming volume||32 ml|
|Surface area||190 cm2|
|VBT Venous Bubble Trap|
|Blood flow rate||7 l/min|
|Screen surface||35.5 cm2|
|Screen pore size||175 m|