MAQUET Cardiovascular said during open-heart surgery on neonatal and pediatric patients, the integrated arterial filter, low pressure drop and minimal priming volume of the QUADROX-i Neonatal and Pediatric oxygenators contribute to improved quality of perfusion.

The reduced priming volumes of the QUADROX-i Neonatal and Pediatric Oxygenators reduce the blood dilution factor and ensure optimal oxygen supply and carbon dioxide removal for this small patient group.

Further, the heat exchange capacities of both oxygenators enable blood and body temperature control.

The integrated arterial filters in the MAQUET oxygenators have priming volumes up to 90% less than comparable stand-alone external arterial filters.

Thus, microbubbles and particles larger than 33 microns are effectively filtered out of the blood without considerably increasing the priming volume.

The integrated arterial filters which have separate pre- and post- filter de-airing systems simplify the priming process and optimizes oxygenator and filter handling and management.

The integration of the arterial filter in the oxygenators reduces the amount of foreign surface with which the blood is in contact.

The SOFTLINE and BIOLINE Coatings reduce cell adhesion, cell activation and the activation of the coagulation and complement systems, thereby helping to enhance the hemocompatibillity of the oxygenators.