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.
The 70cc TAH-t is approved as a bridge to transplant in the U.S. and Canada for people who are:
The 50cc TAH-t is approved as a bridge to transplant in the U.S. and Canada for people who are:
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)
Donor heart rejection/failure
End-stage congenital heart disease
LVAD failure (device malfunction or right ventricular failure)
Recurrent ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation
Restrictive cardiomyopathy (including amyloid, sarcoidosis, scleroderma and radiation/chemo-induced cardiomyopathy)
Ventricular septal defect