23 April 2021 | News
Inspired by perfusionists, Getinge's HL 40 heart-lung machine is designed to increase safety and ensure maximum uptime in cardiac surgery.
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The Swedish company, Getinge has been at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art systems heart-lung machines for decades, and the HL 40 is no exception.
A heart-lung machine permits the controlled circulation of oxygenated blood during complex cardiac surgical interventions.
“Surgical perfusion allows no room for error and to get end-user feedback our design team have worked closely with perfusionists from the Leeuwarden Medical Center in the Netherlands and MediClin Herzzentrum Coswig in Germany,” says Dwayne Jones, Product Manager at Getinge. “The cooperation resulted in a highly flexible system with numerous functional enhancements that support best patient outcomes.”
Getinge has achieved an important milestone with the commercial availability of HL 40 in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Spain, followed by Sweden, Australia, UK and Ireland.
Additional markets are in the planning stages as production is being ramped up for global sales and distribution.