Heart XS Sternum Retractor

The median access for cardiothoracic surgery

The Aesculap Heart XS Retraction System is a modular sternum retraction system for open median sternotomy – applicable for surgeries with and without heart-lung-machine.


  • One retractor, four blade sizes
  • Interchangeable blades – rigid or swiveling
  • Seven different hooks and retractors
  • Possibility of fixation of OPCAB accessories


In addition to the Heart XS 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. Lateral retractors can be found under the chapter minimally invasive heart valve surgery.