An artificial heart
is an implanted prosthetic device that replaces the heart.
The April 15-18 annual meeting of The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation will include abstracts on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
, the Freedom portable driver and the 3D virtual implantation of the 50cc SynCardia Heart.
This patient was in desperate need of the Total Artificial Heart
to bridge him to a heart transplant," said Prof.
Don Olsen, president of the Utah Artificial Heart
Institute (Salt Lake City, UT),, and a co-inventor.
Although artificial hearts
will not replace heart transplants in the near future, the panel notes that many people die while waiting for a donor heart to become available, and that artificial hearts
may provide such patients with a reasonable alternative that might extend their lives.
Groupe Hospitalier La Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, which leads all SynCardia Certified Centers worldwide in number of implants at 206, currently has two Total Artificial Heart
patients discharged home while they wait for a matching donor heart.
The initial five implants of the Total Artificial Heart
were for permanent use.
com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart
, announced today that for the first time in Izmir, Turkey, a patient implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart
has been discharged from the hospital.
In a prospective study conducted at 5 centers, the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart
, manufactured by SynCardia Systems of Tucson, AZ, was implanted into 81 patients at risk for imminent death from irreversible biventricular cardiac failure.
placed the plastic-and-metal Jarvik-7 artificial heart
in Schroeder's chest one week later, on Nov.
Ljubljana is one of the largest hospitals in central Europe and the first hospital in Slovenia to begin certification for the Total Artificial Heart
earned a 2015 Gold Edison Award for the clinical study into the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart
powered by the Freedom portable driver for destination therapy, also known as permanent use.