• Encourages continuous, non-clogging flow  3,2,4

  • Reduces the need for continual milking 2,4

  • Improves patient comfort 4

The ClotStop® catheters are made of silicone, which ensures easy and safe placement in the thorax. The pleasantly soft material enables the patient to move freely, promoting patient comfort. Using ClotStop® encourages enhanced patient's safety and recovery.

The innovative ClotStop® coating is an innovative hydrogel polymer. This is not an anticoagulant and is medically safe as it does not affect natural blood clotting. In contact with water, it creates such a low coefficient of friction that clots and exudate cannot adhere to the catheter surface. This ultra-smooth coating prevents tissue encrustation, minimises the risk of clot formation and thus prevents occlusion of the catheter thus promoting continuous fluid drainage and reducing the need for continual milking.²

Special mediastinal catheters with large internal area and special design optimize the flow rate of the drain and minimize pressure on the heart, coronary arteries and grafts.


  • Innovative & medically safe thanks to ClotStop® coating
  • Safe and effective drainage reducing the risk of clot formation
  • Enhanced patient comfort thanks to the optimised silicone material and coating
  • Time-saving for healthcare professionals by reducing the need for milking and stripping

Product range

Thoracic round silicone drains

The ClotStop® coated round drains provide many advantages for a variety of applications. Their beveled tips ensure easy insertion and prevent tissue invagination. The round silicone drains are available with scale and in two designs: straight & right angle. Sizes range from 8 Fr to 36 Fr. 

Mediastinal drains

Special mediastinal drains with large internal area and special design optimise the flow rate of the drain and minimise pressure on the heart, coronary arteries and grafts. The innovative ClotStop® coating helps to minimise the risk of clot formation and thus prevents occlusion of the catheter.

1 Edlich R et al. The American Journal of Surgery 1985; (149):295-298. 
2 Medela qualitative customer interviews 
3 Cooke DT et al. Thorac Surg Clin 2013;23:17–24. 
4 Karimov JH, Gillinov AM, Schenck L, et al. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2013;44(6):1029-36

Exclusively distributed in Europe by Medela AG
Manufacturer: Axiom Medical Inc., 19320 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501, www.axiommed.com
Features & Benefits

The ClotStop® catheters are made of silicone, which ensures easy and safe placement in the thorax. The pleasantly soft material enables the patient to move freely, promoting patient comfort. Using ClotStop® encourages enhanced patient's safety and recovery.

The innovative ClotStop® coating is an innovative hydrogel polymer. This is not an anticoagulant and is medically safe as it does not affect natural blood clotting. In contact with water, it creates such a low coefficient of friction that clots and exudate cannot adhere to the catheter surface. This ultra-smooth coating prevents tissue encrustation, minimises the risk of clot formation and thus prevents occlusion of the catheter thus promoting continuous fluid drainage and reducing the need for continual milking.²

Special mediastinal catheters with large internal area and special design optimize the flow rate of the drain and minimize pressure on the heart, coronary arteries and grafts.


  • Innovative & medically safe thanks to ClotStop® coating
  • Safe and effective drainage reducing the risk of clot formation
  • Enhanced patient comfort thanks to the optimised silicone material and coating
  • Time-saving for healthcare professionals by reducing the need for milking and stripping

Product range

Thoracic round silicone drains

The ClotStop® coated round drains provide many advantages for a variety of applications. Their beveled tips ensure easy insertion and prevent tissue invagination. The round silicone drains are available with scale and in two designs: straight & right angle. Sizes range from 8 Fr to 36 Fr. 

Mediastinal drains

Special mediastinal drains with large internal area and special design optimise the flow rate of the drain and minimise pressure on the heart, coronary arteries and grafts. The innovative ClotStop® coating helps to minimise the risk of clot formation and thus prevents occlusion of the catheter.

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References
1 Edlich R et al. The American Journal of Surgery 1985; (149):295-298. 
2 Medela qualitative customer interviews 
3 Cooke DT et al. Thorac Surg Clin 2013;23:17–24. 
4 Karimov JH, Gillinov AM, Schenck L, et al. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2013;44(6):1029-36

Exclusively distributed in Europe by Medela AG
Manufacturer: Axiom Medical Inc., 19320 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501, www.axiommed.com

Customer Reviews

"ClotStop® catheters are superior in the prevention of catheter occlusion in comparison to PVC drains."

Dr. Thomas Martens, Deputy head of clinic, Cardiac Surgery at the UZ Gent, Netherlands

"Overall, I would use the ClotStop® catheter on a routine basis and would recommend it to my colleagues. I also believe that the somewhat higher price is worth it, if it can prevent just one tamponade."

Professor Mahmoud Loubani Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

"ClotStop® catheters are superior in the prevention of catheter occlusion in comparison to PVC drains."

Dr. Thomas Martens, Deputy head of clinic, Cardiac Surgery at the UZ Gent, Netherlands

"Overall, I would use the ClotStop® catheter on a routine basis and would recommend it to my colleagues. I also believe that the somewhat higher price is worth it, if it can prevent just one tamponade."

Professor Mahmoud Loubani Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon/Honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

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