- Highest bridge to human heart transplant rate of any approved heart device, 79%
- Over 1,100 implants account for more than 300 patient years on the Total Artificial Heart
30 Years of Proven Reliability
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart has just six moving
parts inside the body. Each ventricle has an inflow valve, an outflow valve and a
Over 30 years of use, the valves in the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart have never
failed. The diaphragm has a failure rate of less than 1% over more than 1,100
implants (2,200+ diaphragms).
No Internal Electronics
Because of its unique design, the Total Artificial Heart doesn’t require sensors, motors or electronics of any type inside the body. There is never a need to re-operate to repair faulty electronics. The only electronics needed are located outside the body in the pneumatic driver, which powers the Total Artificial Heart and monitors blood flow. ›› SynCardia Pneumatic Drivers
SynCardia estimates that over the last 40 years nearly $1 billion has been invested into the research and development of pneumatic driver technology for powering pulsatile devices. Historically, the larger size of pulsatile devices has presented a fit challenge for pneumatically-powered ventricular assist devices (VADs). Because of their larger size, most of these VADs require the creation of a surgical pocket for implantation. The Total Artificial Heart does not require a surgical pocket because it occupies the space of the removed failing ventricles.