Short courses of VA ECMO can be lifesaving for patients experiencing acute cardiorespiratory failure; however, prolonged support may lead to increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The new UNOS Adult Heart Allocation Policy heightens the importance of timely transition to a durable mechanical circulatory support device.
At SynCardia Systems, LLC, we have a very special mission: to give end-stage heart failure patients the priceless gift of more time.
While a heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure can sometimes be related, they’re actually three very different types of cardiac emergencies.
When Chris’s heart began to fail, his only option for survival was the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH). While waiting for a heart transplant, he decided he wasn’t going to let his situation keep him from his passion: the great outdoors. Watch the video for his full, inspiring story.