Cardiovascular surgery

Cardiovascular surgery

Cardiac surgery is open surgery performed on the heart or the great vessels. Many of the procedures require a cardiopulmonary bypass (a heart-lung machine) but beating heart techniques can also be used.

Vascular surgery is a speciality of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by surgical reconstruction and minimally-invasive catheter led procedures.

Hybrid procedures combine minimally invasive and open cardiac surgical interventions with catheter-based coronary interventions.

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Product how-tos

Draping instructions BARRIER hybrid ...
Draping instructions BARRIER hybrid ...

Video and written draping instructions for the BARRIER hybrid cardiovascular...

Draping instructions BARRIER ...
Draping instructions BARRIER ...

Video and written draping instructions for the BARRIER cardiovascular set...

Surgical glove donning guide
Surgical glove donning guide

Video demonstrating three different surgical glove donning techniques.

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How to use Mepilex Border Post-Op

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