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Freedom® Portable Driver

European CE Mark: March 1, 2010
Health Canada: May 25, 2011
FDA: Undergoing an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study in the U.S.
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The Freedom® portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.

Patient Discharge

When eligible patients become stable, they can be switched from the C2 hospital driver to the Freedom portable driver, which provides the patient with greater mobility. Patients who meet discharge criteria can then leave the hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home and in their communities.

Light and Wearable

Weighing 13.5 pounds (approx. 6 kg), the Freedom portable driver is designed to be worn by the patient in the Backpack or Shoulder Bag.


The Freedom driver is powered by two lithium-ion batteries that are re-charged using a standard electrical outlet or the cigarette lighter adaptor in a car. This allows patients to recharge their batteries while traveling and at night while they are sleeping.

FDA Clinical Study

On April 24, 2012, SynCardia completed the minimum enrollment required by the IDE clinical study of the Freedom portable driver. >> See Clinical Trials

Service by Replacement

SynCardia designed, manufactures and services the Freedom portable driver. No on-site repair or inventory of parts is required by the hospital. Drivers are delivered and returned via express delivery service.

*CAUTION – The Freedom driver system is an investigational device, limited by United States law to investigational use.


The Freedom portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.


The Freedom Backback


The Freedom Shoulder Bag

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*The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart was formerly known as the
SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart.

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