At CardioQuip, we believe that you should never have to compromise safety for performance. That’s why we deliver safe and effective patient temperature control with maximum performance.
Safety & The MCH Series
The CardioQuip Modular Cooler-Heater (MCH) series was designed with safety in mind. The open tank design makes our quarterly cleaning procedure a breeze. All of our devices are compliant with current standards and feature smart alarms, hardware and software overlimit controls, and integrated system monitoring to ensure patient safety and worry-free operation.
The full size MCH-1000(i) provides superior performance in the operating room and the compact MCH-1000(m) offers powerful and portable heating and cooling. We understand what is at stake--which is why our clean, simple solutions have made us the fastest growing cooler-heater brand in the U.S. market.
The NTM Threat
On October 13, 2016, the FDA released an updated Safety Communication entitled, Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH) Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System. This has understandably caused much concern among medical professionals and regulatory bodies, and has resulted in multiple class-action lawsuits.
Multiple investigations have found that no NTM patient infections have originated from a CardioQuip device. In addition, the MCH's open access water path design allows the user to disinfect the device using the simple procedures detailed in our Quarterly Cleaning Procedure.