CardioWrap is a protective sheet made from an amorphous bioresorbable copolymer 70:30 Poly(L-lactide-co-D,L-lactide) commonly referred to as PLa.
Cardiothoracic / Heart Surgery - CardioWrap
PLa and similar resorbable materials have been used in surgical implants and suture materials for over thirty years. This demonstrated safety record combined with excellent handling characteristics makes CardioWrap an excellent choice for cardiothoracic procedures.
PLa has no known side effects with minimal risk of inflammatory reaction. The nonporous hydrophobic nature of the material is known to resist attachments.
The bioresorbable protective sheet is a synthetic match to the natural lactic acid molecule, is inert, and is naturally absorbed through bulk hydrolysis.
CardioWrap is easily repositioned in wet environments, can be sutured into place for complete surgeon control, and can easily be trimmed and cut for specific anatomical considerations.
CardioWrap comes in two thicknesses, 0.02mm and 0.05mm, and retains significant tensile strength (greater than 80% and 100% respectively) for the initial 8 weeks and decreases in a controlled fashion through 24 weeks.
Independent laboratory testing has determined that CardioWrap is impermeable throughout the critical healing period and up to 8 weeks.
Virtually weightless protective sheet is clear and allows for complete visualization of anatomy for ease of placement.