SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems’ total artificial heart has received Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation for destination therapy. The SynCardia system “replaces both ventricles, weighs 160 grams and has a cardiac output of up to 9.6 L/min.” Originally used as a bridge to transplant, the system has been approved as a permanent solution for the rest of their lives.
(Source: MedGadget)

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