Extracorporeal Circulatory Support for up to 6 Hours


March 21, 2007

The TandemHeart system provides up to five liters per minute of blood flow through a cardiac catheterization procedure in as little as 30 minutes. The system is FDA cleared for extracorporeal circulatory support for up to six hours for procedures not requiring full cardiopulmonary bypass.

Fully reimbursed by Medicare under existing DRG codes, the TandemHeart can be placed rapidly in the cath lab or operating room, providing temporary extracorporeal circulatory support.