After thoracic surgery, air, liquid, and blood can accumulate in the post surgical spaces around the heart and lungs, which can lead to complications and even death if not properly evacuated. Chest tubes are used to evacuate these collections, and are used in nearly all heart and lung surgery cases.
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The PleuraFlow® Active Tube Clearance® System contains a guide wire with a distal loop that rests at the end of the tube. The system uses the loop to morcellate and scoop back clot towards the drainage canister. The system is driven by a proprietary magnetic drive to maintain a sterile environment within the tube. [How it Works ...]
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