Artificial Heart

This channel includes news and new technology innovations of artificial hearts. These technologies are used in cardiovascular surgery to temporarily or permanently replace the heart.

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News | Cardiovascular Business | July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) with an...
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News | Artificial Heart | March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016 — A new documentary produced by Retro Report for The New York Times looks at the history and modern use...
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News | Artificial Heart | March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016 — A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas successfully performed a heart...
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News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced that enrollment in the ENDURANCE2 destination therapy clinical...
News | January 30, 2015
January 30, 2015 — SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a...
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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

News | November 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 — A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart...
VADs Gain Popularity Artificial Hearts Remain Ideal GlobalData
Feature | September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014 — Robert Littlefield, MSc, GlobalData's senior analyst covering Medical Devices, said: “Since the...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart SynHall Valves FDA approval

SynCardia Systems Inc. received FDA approval to manufacture the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves. The OK gives the company control over the two critical components for heart manufacturing: The valves and the unique formula for segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS), which is manufactured only by SynCardia.

Technology | August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 — SynCardia Systems Inc. received approval in July from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implant VAD Heart Failure Treatments

Daniel G. Tang, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, explains the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation procedure.

News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation...
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Technology | July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with...
Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

ASU engineer David Frakes examines a 3-D print of an optimized, patient-specific artificial heart that was virtually implanted into a pediatric patient.

Feature | April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 — An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital...
Technology | April 17, 2012
April 17, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a humanitarian use device (HUD) designation...

Jordan Merecka (right), received a new heart Oct. 29, after 160 days with a Syncardia Total Artificial Heart.

News | March 05, 2012
March 5, 2012 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the world’s first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

The Jarvik 2000 heart includes the blood pump inside the natural heart (white arrow), the internal cable (blue arrow), the behind-the-ear connector (green arrow) the belt worn controller (yellow arrow), the belt worn battery (grey arrow), and the external cables (black).

Feature | February 28, 2012
February 27, 2012 – Jarvik Heart Inc. announced conditional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its...

On Nov. 8, 2011, SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Jack Miller became the first politician in the United States to be elected to office without a human heart. On election day, he was able to man the polls and interact with voters using the Freedom portable driver to power his Total Artificial Heart.

Feature | March 19, 2012
Jack Miller, 62, is probably the only politician in America who smiles when people call him “heartless.” Four months...