COMPANION 2 DRIVER SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Companion 2 (C2) Driver provides pneumatic power to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) from implant through patient recovery in the hospital. The C2 Driver monitors the TAH-t without the use of electrical connections inside the patient. Once the patient is clinically stable, they can be switched to the smaller, lighter Freedom® Portable Driver.
Features & Benefits
Using either external or compressor-generated air, the C2 Driver provides pneumatic, pulsatile pressure to the 70cc or 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart through drivelines that connect to the TAH-t cannula. The driver also supplies independent, adjustable vacuum and pressure to the left and right ventricles, allowing performance to be customized to each patient’s needs. During use, the C2 Driver is docked in either the Hospital Cart or the Caddy for easy transportation and charging.
- FDA: May 16, 2012
- Health Canada: Oct. 29, 2013
THREE OPERATING MODES FOR CLINICIANS
Allows adjustment of alarm limits, input of patient data and rapid adjustment of parameters without the distraction of audible alarms.
When accessing driver adjustable parameters and settings, provides an additional safeguard to prevent unauthorized changes.
No pumping parameter changes are permitted. Graphics and settings can be minimized so that the screen is darkened when the patient is sleeping.