CARBON AID and CARBON MINI 

CarbonAid® CO2 diffuser is a disposable device intended for the insufflation of CO2 into the open cardiothoracic wound cavity to reduce the risk of air embolism during open heart surgery. CarbonAid® delivers CO2 with a flow of 10 L/min without any turbulence. This, together with a continuous overflow, results in a 100 % CO2 atmosphere within the open thoracic cavity.

Incomplete De-Airing
Complete De-Airing

Air bubbles normally occur during open heart surgery. CarbonAid and CarbonMini provide complete de-airing, thereby preventing air bubbles from developing during open heart surgery. The CO2 concentration will be close to 100 %.

Two sizes of CO2 diffusers- cover all wound sizes

During open-heart surgery through a full sternotomy, a CO2 flow of 10 L/min from the CarbonAid® is needed to generate continuous effective de-airing despite hand movements and use of suctioning devices. For smaller sized wounds a CO2 flow of 3–8 L/min is, with the smaller CarbonMini®, sufficient for efficient de-airing. Both products delivers CO2 without turbulence, which is essential to avoid admixture of ambient air. This is valid also when the foam tip is wet 

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The distal part of the products consists of malleable tubing so that the diffuser tip can easily be positioned inside the wound cavity. Each product also contains a highly efficient bacterial filter and a long tubing for connection to a CO2 flow meter.