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    Posted: Dec 19 2013 at 7:55am

Greeting from the hot, then cold, then hot city of Houston!

Has anyone had issues with the following?

1.       Maquet Cardiohelp battery failure

a.       We have had several instances of battery failure, one was a complete shutdown of pump while patient was on, after it was unplugged for transport.

2.       Maquet Cardiohelp HLS System Oxygenator Leaks (gas exhaust port)

a.       Two instances where change out was necessary due to blood leak from gas exhaust port shortly after initiation (1-3 hours)

3.       Maquet Cardiosave IABP

a.       We have encountered multi instances of significant helium loss (down to critical level) during air transport.  We were told it was a software “glitch” which was completed, but still encountered issues.  We have also investigated to see if there is a leak internally which was verified as not being the cause either.  The problem seems to persist even after several attempts by Maquet.

Please share if you have experienced similar issues and your resolutions. Thanks in advance and Happy Holiday!!!

Kirti Patel

Kirti P. Patel, MPS, MPH, CCP, LP, CPBMT

Director - Cardiovascular Perfusion Program

Center for Advanced Heart Failure - Perfusion Department

University of Texas Health Science Center-Medical School

 6400 Fannin-MHMP-Suite 2350, Houston, TX  77030

713-704-5607 office tel | 713-404-5187 pager

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