The equine Matrix Patch by Autotissue Berlin is a cell-free pericardial patch for use in cardiac surgery. Compared to native or conventional pericardial patches treated with glutaraldehyde, the patch shows similar tear strength but is considerably more flexible and features lower tendency for bleeding from stitch channels. The equine Matrix Patch is manufactured using a unique technology without the use of glutaraldehyde, in which the accumulation of calcium and fat in tissue is reliably prevented.
The Matrix Patch has been implanted in more than 7000 operations, mainly congenital patients. Our below videos show some clinical examples from experienced Matrix Patch users.