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Table 1 Report 71-10-2475, PlasmaBlade Operating Temperature - Summary

From: Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting: a low thermal damage electrosurgical device provides improved endothelial layer and tendency to better integrity of the vessel wall compared to conventional electrosurgery

Conventional electrosurgery temperature
 Power (Watt) 10 W 20 W 30 W 40 W 50 W
 Cut mode (C°) 157.7 198.8 237.7 245.3 320.3
 Coag mode (C°) 151.3 206.4 203.7 196.8 293.6
PEAK PlasmaBlade temperature
 Setting 1 2 3 4 5
 Cut mode (C°) 26.2 43.5 75.9 81.8 92.7
 Coag mode (C°) 2.2 91.7 99.2 115.7 111.9
  1. Medtronic Advanced Energy, Portsmouth, NH; Mean temperature during 5 s incision of chicken breast, measured by infrared camera