Initiation

The Initiation Mode provides a safe method to gently begin circulatory support, allowing a User-controlled rate of mixing of the crystalloid prime with the patient’s blood volume, while providing venous reservoir level protection.

A gentle approach to initiation of support may attenuate an auto-catecholamine release caused by rapid loss of blood viscosity, a sharp decrease in Oxygen delivery, and a decrease in arterial pressure; all of which are commonly observed if an uncontrolled rate of initiation of circulatory support is used.