The extraordinarily innovative, intuitive and powerful autotransfusion system
For over 30 years, LivaNova has been treating patients with its Autotransfusion (ATS) equipment and disposables. LivaNova is recognized as a world leader in Autotransfusion thanks to its experience and commitment to innovative solutions research.
Since 2010, XTRA, LivaNova’s latest extraordinarily innovative, intuitive and powerful ATS system, featuring innovative technological characteristics, ease of use and powerful performance, has been supporting clinicians in meeting Patient Blood Management goals.
Above all, XTRA has helped over one million patients reduce allogeneic transfusion risks and shorten their hospital stays.
Blood Transfusions Cardiac Surgery
Transfusion is often necessary in cardiac cases to correct coagulopathy, blood loss, and hemodilution from pump priming.1
Patients undergoing cardiac surgeries are likely to have comorbidities such as anemia and history of myocardial infarction, thereby increasing the risk of transfusion requirements and complications.2,3,4
The Risks of Homologous Transfusion
Cardiac surgeries generate the greatest need for blood transfusion.
About 20% of all blood blood transfusions in US are associated with cardiac surgery.5
Although the blood supply is the safest it has ever been, there are known risks associated with blood transfusion in cardiac surgery. 6,7
The Benefit of Washed Autotransfusion
Hospitals are developing Patient Blood Management strategies to minimize blood loss, reduce allogeneic blood transfusions and reduce health-care costs.8
Among the different active strategies, intraoperative autotransfusion plays a fundamental role.