TAVI-MIDCAB Rip Retractors

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The anterolateral access for Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Aesculap TAVI-MIDCAB Retraction System is a modular, flexible retraction system for all anterolateral incision.


  • Better visualization through funnel effect and flat design
  • Patient benefit due to anatomical and flexible blade design
  • Adapter and stabilizer can be mounted in various positions
  • Fixation of the heart through stabilizer with an integrated suction tube


  • Designed with double joint arms
  • Interchangeable blades
  • Different blades options
  • Flexible stabilizer with a ball joint
  • Stabilizer with suction solution
  • Also useful for TAVI procedures and all anterolateral minithoractomies


In addition to the TAVI-MIDCAB Retraction System Aesculap offers a multiplicity of other sternum retractors for adults and children – in stainless steel or aluminum – as well as a mammaria retractor. Median retractors can be found under the chapter Sternum Retractors.