Another Advance In Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery From Terumo

Ann Arbor-based Terumo Cardiovascular Systems has announced the introduction of the VirtuoSaph Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System following clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Based on the successful platform of the VirtuoSaph Endoscopic Vein Harvesting System, the VirtuoSaph Plus system is optimized for conduit quality during coronary artery bypass graft surgery and peripheral artery bypass graft procedures.

The VirtuoSaph Plus system provides an endoscopic approach to vessel harvesting.  The system provides the cardiac surgery team with a device that is ergonomically designed and easy to use. With targeted energy delivery away from the vessel, spot cautery and an open CO2 delivery design, the VirtuoSaph Plus system consistently delivers bypass grafts with a new standard of care. 

Supported by Terumo’s established team of dedicated EVH clinical specialists and training centers, the VirtuoSaph Plus system provides a new level of confidence in conduit quality to the cardiac surgery team.

The VirtuoSaph Plus system will be marketed by Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in the United States and by Terumo companies around the world.  

More at www.terumo-cvs.com.

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