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Venous smart canula ® production is ISO 9001 certified and all available types of smart canula ® are CE 0344 labeled.

Venous smart canula ® for either peripheral or central venous cannulation with maximal cannula expansion from 18 F up to 45 F (maximal flow > 6l/min for a 28F access aperture) are available.








Typical applications for the venous smart canula ® include:


Long venous smart canula ®

Ordering numberV 3/8 36 630 S  &  V 3/8 36 530 S
Former numberSC 661.0630 S
Typical applicationfemoral cannulation for CPB
Typical tip positionsuperior vena cava
Total length63 cm & 53 cm
Connecting tube3/8 inch
Guide wire diameter0.035 inch
Size in collapsed configuration< 18 F
Size in expanded configuration 36 F
Typical flows up to6 l/min

The 63 cm and 53 cm long venous smart canula ® is designed for peripheral (femoral) cannulation of the superior vena cava and the right atrium. They stretched with the corresponding mandrel and inserted over a guide wire. Care has to be taken that the guide wire is positioned in the superior vena cava (check position with TEE). Full flow can usually be achieved with gravity drainage alone and augmentation with a centrifugal pump or vacuum assist is not necessary. Main applications include small access open heart surgery, redo procedures, heart transplant after VAD implantation, etc.



Medium venous smart canula ®
Ordering numberV 3/8 36 430 S
Former numberSC 661.0400 S
Typical applicationfemoral cannulation for CPB
Typical tip positioninferior vena cava (hepatic leval)
Total length43 cm
Connecting tube3/8 inch
Guide wire diameter0.035 inch
Size in collapsed configuration< 18 F
Size in expanded configuration 36 F
Typical flows up to6 l/min

The 43 cm medium venous smart canula ® is designed for peripheral (femoral) cannulation of the inferior vena cava. It is stretched with the corresponding mandrel and inserted over a guide wire. Care has to be taken that the guide wire is positioned in the superior vena cava (check position with TEE). Bi-caval cannulation for full CPB, or partial CPB are the most frequent applications. The 43 cm medium venous smart canula ® allows for open heart surgery without snare around the inferior vena cava and therefore the supra-hepatic veins can be inspected. Typical applications include intra-cardiac repair of congenital heart disease in grown-ups (GUCH), tricusoid valve repair and replacement etc..



Short venous smart canula ®
Ordering numberV 3/8 36 340 S
Former numberSC 661.0300 S
Typical applicationsubclavian/jugular cannulation for CPB
Typical tip positionright atrium
Total length34 cm
Connecting tube3/8 inch
Guide wire diameter0.035 inch
Size in collapsed configuration< 18 F
Size in expanded configuration 36 F
Typical flows up to6 l/min

The 34 cm short venous smart canula ® is designed for trans-subclavian or trans-jugular cannulation of the right atrium. It is important to check the guide wire position within the inferior vena cava before the stretched smart canula ® is inserted. Trans-subclavian cannulation of the right atrium may require curved soft and stiff guide-wires as well as catheters. Full flow can usually be achieved with gravity drainage alone. Augmentation of venous drainage with a centrifugal pump or vacuum assist is not necessary. Typical applications include open and hybrid repair of the aortic arch, small access open heart surgery, remote cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with crowded groins, etc .

The 34 cm short venous smart canula ® can also be used for peripheral (femoral) cannulation of the inferior vena cava up to the level of the caval bifurcation. The smart canula ® is stretched with the corresponding mandrel and inserted over a guide wire allowing for open surgery of the infra-renal vena cava. Care has to be taken that the guide wire is positioned within the vena cava (check position with TEE). Typical applications include repairs of the inferior vena cava, the iliac and the renal veins.

Finally, the 34 cm short venous smart canula ® allows for central, direct cannulation of the inferior vena cava through the right atrium and usually full flow can be achieved with gravity drainage alone through a 30F or even smaller access orifice. For the latter application, it is important to check the guide wire position within the inferior vena cava before the smart canula ® is inserted. Augmentation of venous drainage with a centrifugal pump or vacuum assist is not necessary. Typical applications include central venous cannulation in patients with small right atrium, minimal dissection in redo procedures, and crowded right atria (e.g. in the presence of multiple pacemaker leads), etc.



Very short venous smart canula ®
Ordering numberV 3/8 36 260 S
Former numberSC 661.0200 S
Typical applicationjugular/subclavian cannulation for CPB
Typical tip positionsuperior vena cava
Total length26 cm
Connecting tube3/8 inch
Guide wire diameter0.035 inch
Size in collapsed configuration< 18 F
Size in expanded configuration 36 F
Typical flows up to6 l/min

The 26 cm very short venous smart canula ® is designed for peripheral, trans-jugular or trans-subclavian cannulation of the superior vena cava without reaching the right atrium (dual cannulation). The smart canula ® is stretched with the corresponding mandrel and inserted over a guide wire. Care has to be taken that the guide wire is positioned in the inferior vena cava (check position with TEE). Trans-subclavian cannulation of the superior vena cava may require curved soft and stiff guide-wires as well as catheters. Bi-caval cannulation for full CPB and open right heart surgery is the most frequent application. Full flow can usually be reached with dual smart cannulation and gravity drainage alone. Augmentation of venous drainage with a centrifugal pump or vacuum assist is not necessary. Typical indications include minimal access open heart surgery for tricuspid, mitral, and/or aortic valve repair/replacement respectively.

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