Implanting the SynCardia TAH

Similar to a heart transplant, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) replaces both ventricles and the four heart valves.

Implantation Steps

Additional Resources

Implantation of Total Artificial Heart in Congenital Heart Disease

Adachi I, Morales DSL.
Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2014;(89). doi:10.3791/51569.

Implantation of the Syncardia Total Artificial Heart

Tang DG, Shah KB, Hess ML, Kasirajan V.
Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2014;(89). doi:10.3791/50377.

Surgical Technique to Facilitate Explantation of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (MCS)

Ihnken KA, Ramzy D, Esmailian F, Trento A, Arabía FA.
ASAIO Journal. 2016;62(2):211-213. doi:10.1097/mat.0000000000000318.