In December 2014, SynCardia's investigational device exemption application to conduct a study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
for destination therapy was approved by the FDA.
CMS has proposed covering artificial heart
devices in Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in Food and Drug Administration-approved studies, reversing a 20-year-old policy.
Syncardia believes that there is adequate evidence for CMS to conclude that the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart
(TAH-t) as a biventricular replacement device is reasonable and necessary when used as a bridge to transplant in certain patients," the company wrote to CMS.
in Tucson, Arizona is the manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart
for use as a bridge to transplant for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure in which both ventricles can no longer pump enough blood for a person to survive.
Pascal Leprince, an experienced Total Artificial Heart
surgeon from Groupe hospitalier de la Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, which has performed over 200 implants of the Total Artificial Heart
, more than any other hospital in the world.
Richard Usmar, Bob Warman, Nicola King from the Artificial Heart
Fund and Peter Houghton who two years ago received the first artificial heart
valve, attended a charity dinner held at the Bank Restaurant to raise money for the Artificial Heart
The fourth person to receive a self-contained artificial heart
- and the first on the West Coast - is resting comfortably at UCLA Medical Center after undergoing an 11-hour transplant operation, medical officials from the center announced Thursday.
In a heart-stopping science milestone, doctors implanted the world's first self-contained artificial heart
in a dying man last July.
Salt Lake City, UT; 801-355-6255 ) has been recently awarded a landmark patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the essential technology for the first practical long-term artificial heart
Barriers to a cost-effective artificial heart
remain formidable, however.
French Total Artificial Heart
Patients Enjoy Life at Home While Waiting for a Donor Heart
8, 1985, the Total Artificial Heart
became the first long-term device to successfully bridge a dying patient to transplant.