IS THE TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART RIGHT FOR ME?

If you or a loved one is suffering from advanced or end-stage heart failure (NYHA Class III or IV) and your doctor has discussed an immediate or eventual need for a heart transplant, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) may be an option for you and your doctor to consider.

70CC TAH-t

The 70cc TAH-t is approved as a bridge to transplant in the U.S., Europe, and Canada for people who are:

  •  Suffering from end-stage, irreversible heart failure affecting both sides of their heart (biventricular failure)
  •  Eligible to receive a heart transplant or likely to become eligible

50CC TAH-t

The 50cc TAH-t is approved as a bridge to transplant in the U.S., Europe, and Canada for people who are:

  •  Suffering from end-stage, irreversible heart failure affecting both sides of their heart (biventricular failure)
  •  Eligible to receive a heart transplant or likely to become eligible

CONDITIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BIVENTRICULAR FAILURE

With more than 2000+ implants worldwide, the 70cc TAH-t and 50cc TAH-t have been used in patients with the following conditions that have contributed to irreversible biventricular failure: 

  •  Acute myocardial infarction
  •  Aortic root dissection
  •  Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD)
  •  Cardiac tumor
  •  Chagas disease
  •  Dilated cardiomyopathy
  •  Donor heart rejection/failure
  •  Endocarditis
  •  End-stage congenital heart disease
  •  Ethylic cardiomyopathy
  •  Familial cardiomyopathy
  •  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  •  Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  •  LVAD failure (device malfunction or right ventricular failure)
  •  Marfan syndrome
  •  Mixed cardiomyopathy
  •  Myocarditis
  •  Post/peripartum cardiomyopathy
  •  Recurrent ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation
  •  Restrictive cardiomyopathy (including amyloid, sarcoidosis, scleroderma and radiation/chemo-induced cardiomyopathy)
  •  Valvular cardiomyopathy
  •  Ventricular septal defect
  •  Viral cardiomyopathy
  •  And more