The CarbonAid ® and the CarbonMini ® CO2 diffusers
The CarbonAid ® and the CarbonMini ® CO2 diffusers are intended for the insufflation of CO2 into the thoracic cavity during cardiothoracic surgery, to reduce the risk of air embolism. They have been shown to be the most effective devices for de-airing on the market and remain efficient even when wet. By avoiding turbulence, they create close to 100 % CO2 atmosphere within the wound cavity. The continuous overflow of CO2 within the cavity may also prevent small particles from falling into the wound, thus reducing the risk of contamination. The well known bacteriostatic effect of CO2 may further contributes to the prevention of infections.
To be used during all open heart surgery procedures to reduce the risk of air embolism, including
Atrial / ventricular septum defect closure
Left ventricular reconstruction
Single clamp coronary surgery
Insertion of ECMO through sternotomy
Insertion of LVAD
Routine use of CarbonAid ® and CarbonMini ® during cardiothoracic surgery may result in:
- Reduction of the risk for air embolism
Possible additional benefits are:
- Reduction of the risk for air emboliReduced contamination of the open wound cavity
- Inhibitation of growth rate for Stapylococcus aureussm
CarbonAid® and CarbonMini ® are CE marked and FDA registered.