Soft-Flow® Aortic Cannula
Soft-Flow® was designed with ease of insertion and reduced exit velocity in mind. Soft-Flow has been a favorite* cannula among surgeons, perfusionists, and training institutions for more than 20 years. Together with our exclusive distributor Medtronic, we've brought back the Soft-Flow® aortic cannula.Order Soft-Flow® at Medtronic →
Developed and manufactured by MC3 Cardiopulmonary
Exclusively distributed by Medtronic
*MC3, Inc. data on file. Based on 2010-11 U.S. Procedure Case Load and Marketing Data.
Soft-Flow® is designed for an easier insertion.
- Soft-Flow's tapered, reverse-angled tip with smooth-rimmed bevel enables an easy and gentle insertion and predictably maneuvers through small incisions and into aorta.
Soft-Flow® shows reduced exit velocity vs open tipped cannulae
- In an independent three component particle image velocimetry study (3C-PIV), a 21 French Soft-Flow® angled tip cannula showed a lower exit velocity than the 22 French Medtronic Select Series™ arterial angled open-tip cannula.*
- *MC3, Inc. data on file. Testing was conducted in 3rd-party laboratory setting with aortic arch models and CPB circuit that utilized a Three-Component Particle Image Velocimetry(3C-PIV) technology to capture flow data. 3D velocity data is visualized in one 2D plane per image. The images capture the peak velocity for each cannula. Flow still occurs in unshaded vessel areas.
Soft-Flow® Design Model Types