Safer care for enhanced recovery

Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System*
*Monitoring of fluid drainage, air leak and pressure

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Treating patients for cardiac disorders is no easy task. It requires careful monitoring and great sensitivity towards patient recovery. While there are many factors that can impact a patient’s recovery after cardiac surgery, experts agree that a functioning drainage system is one of the most vital tools for preventing complications after cardiac surgery and reducing the length of hospital stay.

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Thopaz+ takes chest drainage therapy to a new level of care

Unlike analogue systems, it reliably regulates the applied pressure at the patient’s chest and digitally (and quietly) monitors critical therapy indicators. Clinical data has demonstrated that Medela’s chest drainage therapy improves outcomes and streamlines the delivery of care.

  • Thopaz+ reduces chest tube duration and length of stay (in hospital).
  • Improves safety for people with chest drains.
  • Improves clinical decision-making through continuous objective monitoring of air leaks and fluid loss.
  • Increases patient mobility.
  • Clinical staff find Thopaz+ more convenient and easier to use than conventional chest drainage systems.
  • Visit our FAQ for more information about safe chest drain management.

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