Improved Drainage with Active Chest Tube Clearance
Akira Shiose, Tohru Takaseya, Hideyuki Fumoto, Yoko Arakawa, Tetsuya Horai, Edward M. Boyle, A. Marc
Gillinov and Kiyotaka Fukamachi. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 2010; 10:685–688
A preclinical study performed in the laboratories of the Cleveland Clinic compared 32 Fr PleuraFlow® ACT
Systems to 32 Fr conventional chest tubes. In a head to head comparison with a same sized conventional chest
tube in the setting of heavy bleeding, the PleuraFlow evacuated significantly more blood from the chest, resulting in significantly less retained blood in the chest cavicty.