Modular Cooler-Heater

The CardioQuip Modular Cooler-Heater (MCH) Series brings accurate and efficient temperature control to the operating room. Its next-generation touchscreen interface, software and hardware safety features, conscientious design, and intuitive operation have made it one of the most talked-about new perfusion products on the market.

Choose the full-size MCH-1000(i) for best-in-class performance at an economical price. Or choose the compact MCH-1000(m) to pack MCH performance into tight places.

  • Patented Adaptive Temperature Control heats better, uses less ice and requires less operator attention.
  • Intuitive multi-language touchscreen interface lets you put the controls where you want them.
  • Space-saving design fits into crowded ORs.
  • Quiet operation reduces background noise.
  • Open water path design makes cleaning fast & easy.
  • Fully validated cleaning & disinfection protocols.
  • Ice models (full size & Mini) available now.
  • Add-on modules increase functionality as your budget allows.

Safety is foremost in the MCH Series design. Compliance to current standards, smart alarms, hardware and software temperature overlimit controls, and integrated system monitoring ensure patient safety and worry-free operation.


Open Vs. Closed Water Paths

Open Vs. Closed Water paths

Open Water Path

Some of our competitors use a Closed Water Path design, with enclosed tanks that are difficult to inspect and clean. The internal air pockets in these systems give dangerous microbes a place to hide, away from disinfectants. The CardioQuip MCH employs an Open Water Path design.

The internal plumbing is completely filled with water, with no hidden air pockets to harbor microbes, and sections of clear tubing are strategically located to make it easy to check for biofilm. The main water tank is fully accessible for inspection and cleaning, and the straightforward MCH quarterly cleaning procedure takes less than 30 minutes.


Adaptive Temperature Control

Adaptive Temperature Control monitors the set and actual water temperatures, evaluates the rate of temperature change, and applies only the amount of heating and cooling necessary to achieve the set temperature without overshoot. This reduces the overall energy consumption of the MCH, and makes the most efficient use of the available ice.

In testing*, the MCH-1000 used up to 25% less ice and required up to 70% less operator intervention than competing heater-coolers.


*Test data available by request from CardioQuip, LL


Touchscreen Display

The MCH Series uses a bright TFT color LCD to provide up-to-the-second information and quick temperature response. Use the +/- buttons for 0.1℃ adjustments.

Touch the setpoint, and a numeric keypad appears to allow quick adjustment—or use the custom presets to store common temperature settings for ultra-fast access. Use the included 15’ (5m) tether to put the touchscreen right where you want it.


Modular Design

The MCH Series was designed with the user in mind. Optional modules increase MCH functionality. The Refrigeration Module adds ice making capability to the MCH-1000(i), and the Cardioplegia Shared Channel Module is a perfect complement to cardioplegia delivery systems like the Quest MPS™.  Add a Thermo-Electric Cooling (TEC)Module to the MCH-1000(m), and it’s the only self-cooled compact cooler-heater on the market.

Cardioplegia Module

Cardioplegia Module

Refrigeration Module

Refrigeration Module

Thermo-Electric Cooling Lid

Thermo-Electric Cooling Lid