Enhance the Benefits of Intracoronary Shunting with the Bevel-Tip Sof-Flo Shunt from Chase Medical
Intracoronary Shunts in CABG Surgery
Studies confirm using intracoronary shunts in CABG surgery can help improve outcomes. In addition to occluding blood flow from the arteriotomy and acting as a conduit of blood flow to the distal artery, shunts have been found to:
- Prevent hemodynamic changes
- Reduce acute ischemia
- Reveal wall motion abnormalities
- Protect the anastomosis from potential suturing errors
- Help to confirm patency of the finished anastomosis
Shunts are utilized in multiple therapeutic approaches, such as on-pump, beating heart with pump assist, off-pump, MICS CABG and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization. Regardless of the approach, surgeons rely on shunts to be easy to insert and remove, durable and available in a wide range of sizes.
Ideal Shunt Features
Easy to Insert and Remove
Shunts with soft body composition are designed to provide the least amount of resistance and trauma at insertion and removal. In addition, shunts with a single extrusion profile mitigate suture catching upon removal.
The ideal shunt must be durable, resistant to becoming kinked or deformed, to allow adequate blood flow.
Multiple Sizes Available
A large variety of sizes allows the surgeon to right-size the shunt to the target vessel which helps prevent low shunt flow, increased bleeding and damage to the vessel.
The Ideal Shunt: Bevel-Tip Sof-Flo Intracoronary Shunt from Chase Medical
Chase Medical’s proprietary Bevel-Tip Sof-Flo Shunt has several distinguishing features that set it apart from the competition. In addition to its bright teal color that ensures it can be easily detected within the operative site, the noticeable beveled and tapered ultra-soft tips facilitate navigation for easier insertion into the vessel.
The single-mold, kink-resistant silicone design provides flexibility with insertion and enables atraumatic removal. The single extrusion design delivers an obstruction-free flow path to minimize blood turbulence and mitigate any suture catching.
The Bevel-Tip Sof-Flo intracoronary shunt also features bulbous ends to provide better sealing capabilities for improved visualization. Both the shunt and tab are radiopaque. The non-slip tab is connected with an asymmetrically placed tether to facilitate placement and removal.
Right-sizing the Bevel-Tip Sof-Flo shunt is easier with 12 options including variations in bevel-tip diameter and tether lengths of 1.5” and 2.5”.
Chase Medical also offers Bulb Tip and Clear Flow intracoronary shunts. Click here for more information.
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