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Acrobat-i Stabilizer

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Acrobat-i Stabilizer

Helps surgeons gain better access and control for hard-to-reach vessels during CABG surgery.


Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery can offer patients benefits like reduced stroke in high-risk patients1, reduced bleeding complications in diabetics2 and reduced in-hospital death with patients with low ejection fractions3.

Practice-Proven Features

The Getinge Acrobat-i off-pump system incorporates practice-proven features from the Getinge Acrobat and Getinge Xpose product families. Utilizing OPCAB surgery can lead to fewer cognitive and neurological effects, shorter hospital stays, and fewer wound complications.4

Getinge Acrobat-i Stabilizer

  • Suction pods provide ideal stabilization and superb
    vessel presentation.
  • Malleable foot conforms to the heart for optimal

Getinge Acrobat-i Tri-Slot Socket

  • Flexible access to challenging vessels with “toes-up”
    and “toes-down” positioning.

Optimize the work area with a low-profile mount
  • Thin stabilizer mount maintains a constant low profile,
    even at extreme arm positions.
  • Locking lever is streamlined and out of the way.
FlexlinkTM arm technology delivers proven strength and reliability
  • Stabilizer allows a vertical drop of the FlexlinkTM arm into
    the chest cavity.
  • Delivers proven Getinge Acrobat strength and flexibility.
Tubing management system removes work area clutter
  • Integrated channels secure the tubing from movement.
  • Maintains an organized working space.
  • Improved vacuum tubing flexibility.

Revolutionary Getinge Acrobat-i swivel
  • Proprietary technology provides 180º side-to-side range of motion of the arm.
  • Exceptional arm maneuverability for both the stabilizer and positioner.
  • Improves visibility and access to the surgical field.


Excellent stabilization: malleable feet provide ideal stabilization and superb vessel presentation.


The low-profile arm is designed for increased strength, and innovative Flexlink™ technology features interlocking links that enable greater maneuverability.


Tri-slot socket design provides access to difficult vessels in "toes-up" position, for maximum visibility.

A complete system for OPCAB

The Acrobat-i Off-Pump family from Getinge — featuring the Acrobat-i Stabilizer, Positioner, Axius Coronary Shunts and Axius Blower Mister products — gives surgeons the confidence to deliver the benefits of OPCAB (off-pump coronary artery bypass) to patients.


Beating Heart Surgery

Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) uses local stabilization of the heart that allows the surgeon to operate while the heart still beats. In contrast, conventional bypass surgery stops the heart and puts the patient on a heart-lung machine during the bypass procedure.

The potential benefits of beating heart surgery compared to on-pump surgery may include:4

  • Reduced incidence of a common irregular rhythm post-operatively (Afib)
  • Fewer cognitive and neurological effects (for example, a stroke)
  • Lower incidence of post-operative respiratory failure
  • Faster recovery rates
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Fewer wound complications
  • Fewer blood transfusions needed

All references

  1. Kowalewski M, Pawliszak W, Malvindi PG, Bokszanski MP, Perlinski D, Raffa GM, et al. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting improves short-term outcomes in high-risk patients compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Meta-analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan;151(1):60-77.

  2. Wang Y, Shi X, Du R, Chen Y, Zhang Q. Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with diabetes: a meta-analysis. Acta Diabetol. 2017 Mar;54(3):283-292.

  3. Keeling WB, Williams ML, Slaughter MS, Zhao Y, Puskas JD. Off-pump and on-pump coronary revascularization in patients with low ejection fraction: a report from the society of thoracic surgeons national database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;96(1):83-8: discussion 88-9.

  4. Puskas JD, Martin J, Cheng DC, Benussi S, Bonatti JO, Diegeler A, et al. ISMICS Consensus Conference and Statements of Randomized Controlled Trials of Off-Pump Versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Innovations (Phila). 2015 Jul-Aug;10(4):219-29.