TOUL focused laminar flow creates a strictly aseptic space, by removing 99.9% of airborne bacteria and micro-organisms, including Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
According to a 2019 study published on the authoritative Journal of American Medical Association1, there would appear to be a worrying increase of deaths caused by infections following cardiac surgeries.
The clinical cases of over 86K patients that were hospitalized due to a heath failure were analysed between 2002 and 2014.
The study results are very interesting, because they reveal that the significant reduction of cardiovascular mortality has been offset by an increase of deaths caused by non-cardiovascular issues, such as nosocomial infections and respiratory problems.
In particular, in the last 12 years:
Infections appear to be the main factor behind the gradual healthcare-related mortality increase for non-cardiovascular causes when treating cardiac disorders.
White et Al.2 documented that 70% of germs in surgical wounds are carried mostly by instruments. It is precisely the instruments that, by transporting the micro-organisms inside the wound, deeply into the organism, promote germ settlement and infection development.
open/beating-heart cardiac surgery
coronary artery bypass, Coronary bypass
valve replacement with artificial or biological prosthetic
valve plastic surgery
Insertion of implantable venous catheters
thoracic surgery: thoracotomies for oesophageal cancer surgeries and hiatal hernia repair