Target area stabilization is important for achieving a precise
anastomosis on a beating heart.
Suction technology (e.g., Octopus¨2 Tissue
Stabilization System) provides secure attachment of the stabilizers
to the epicardium. Lifting and separating the stabilizer heads
pulls tissue taut to isolate and immobilize the target area (Figure
6). Optimal stabilization is provided with motion reduction in
all three planes (X, Y, Z).11,17
|"Suction is a splendid idea because it
avoids major compression and still keeps a stable field."13
- F.W. Mohr, M.D.
Figure 6. The Octopus®2 Tissue Stabilizer immobilizes
the target area by lifting the epicardium and pulling the tissue