Affinity Arterial Filter from Medtronic

The Affinity Arterial Filter’s advantages include ease of prime and effective air handling and filtration.

Ease of Prime

  • The clear housing provides total visibility
  • All potting and support mesh have been eliminated to ensure ease of prime
  • Reduced horizontal surfaces minimize bubble hang-up
  • Upward and inward sloped surfaces promote air elimination

Effective Air Handling

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics design offers optimum air handling
  • Large frontal area provides ideal blood flow characteristics

Effective Filtration

  • Concentric pleating maximizes available surface area
  • Large screen "open area" provides efficient flow and filtration
  • 38-micron screen with 31% open area