Technology | December 05, 2006

Small Footprint of Heart Lung Machine Allows Closer Patient Positioning

The Stöckert S5 is a fifth-generation heart-lung machine (HLM) that’s expected to help hospitals achieve new industry standards for safety, functionality, flexibility and quality. U.S. cardiac surgery teams now have access to the S5 along with the Stöckert Heater-Cooler System 3T, also recently cleared for sale in the U.S.
The smaller footprint of the S5 allows closer positioning of the unit to the patient, effectively reducing line lengths and the possibility of hemodilution. In addition, acoustically differentiated alarms and information displayed on the high-resolution touch screens clearly describe the status of all monitoring functions of the extracorporeal
circuit. Further, with the S5, there is no boot-up time, so the pumps are operable three seconds after turning the system on.

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