“I think, like everything, you can perform excellent cardiac surgery with somewhat less sophisticated devices. And it certainly helps if you have the option to use these newer devices, because we are heading towards a world where everything is more digitalized and more controlled."
– Professor Beat H. Walpoth, Geneva University Hospitals
Surgeons of the University Hospital of Verona have published a study entitled "Novel, digital, chest drainage system in cardiac surgery" which compared the Thopaz+ digital chest drainage and monitoring system with a traditional underwater seal drain in a randomized control trial. The study data shows the advantages of the early onset of chest drainage using Thopaz+ and additional benefits for cardiac surgeons and their patients. Professor Beat H. Walpoth from Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland, who participated in the study, contributed some insights from his daily practice in an interview.
Please follow the link (for download of publication) at the end of this page to read the original publication or find a brief summary below:
- Higher fluid collection during the post-operative phase and transport
- Reduction of time and bottlenecks in the ICU
- Safe therapy
- High satisfaction