Thursday, March 6, 2008

Use of Arista in Open Heart Surgery

This video shows the use of Medafors "Arista" in an acute dissection of the ascending Aorta.

Arista™AH is indicated in surgical procedures as an adjunctive hemostatic device in the control of capillary, venous and arteriolar bleeding.
Arista™AH is a sterile, absorbable hemostatic powder consisting of Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres (MPH®), Medafor's patented clotting technology derived from purified plant starch.
When applied directly to the source of bleeding, Arista™AH begins clotting on contact, achieving complete hemostasis, in most cases, within minutes.