Maquet Medical Systems USA and Maquet Cardiovascular announced the launch of the MIRA-i CS Retractor System, an innovative, modular system designed to provide unsurpassed cardiothoracic access during minimally invasive revascularization procedures. The MIRA-i CS Retractor features a unique, pivoting mechanism that maximizes access and visibility through the smallest of incisions, thus avoiding the need for a sternotomy with its associated risks and complications. The MIRA-i CS Retractor offers both titanium internal mammary artery (IMA) blades, which attach to any table-based retractor system providing lift for easy access to this artery, as well as aluminum thoracotomy blades—all of which are radiolucent, making them compatible with diagnostic imaging during hybrid PCI-CABG procedures. The MIRA-i CS Retractor unique pivot mechanism allows the blades to deflect up to 30 degrees, increasing visibility and instrument maneuverability, without the need to increase the incision length.
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