At SynCardia Systems, LLC, we have a very special mission: to give end-stage heart failure patients the priceless gift of more time.
SynCardia is the sole manufacturer and provider of the world’s only commercially approved total artificial heart. In clinical use for more than 35 years, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is the most widely used and extensively studied total artificial heart in the world. It’s manufactured in two sizes and fits a majority of adults and some children. Like a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH replaces the heart’s ventricles and valves.
When a donor heart isn’t available, the SynCardia TAH is used as a bridge to transplant for patients suffering from end-stage heart failure affecting both sides of the heart (biventricular failure). The TAH is used to stabilize the patient’s condition and help the patient grow stronger and healthier while they wait for a donor heart.
Watch the video below to learn more about SynCardia and the Total Artificial Heart.