Over 1,400 implants account for more than 400 patient years on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
U.S. Heart Surgeons Accept Only 34% of Available Donor Hearts for Transplant
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Chris takes advantage of a rule change that allows him to wait for a matching donor heart at his home in the Navajo Nation, then fly to UAMC when a heart becomes available.
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From Dec. 2, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2014, the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and its direct predecessors have been implanted 1,397 times, which equates to 96% of all artificial heart implants.
SynCardia has received FDA approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for permanent use/destination therapy.
The Freedom® portable driver received FDA approval for use with the SynCardia Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically stable.
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