Search Tag: artificial heart

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Mar

The hospital, which performed the transplant in December, has announced that the first patient fitted with an artificial heart made by the French company Carmat has died. 75 days following the surgery at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, the patient, a 76-year-old man, has passed away. The cause of his death is currently unconfirmed....Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 13 Jan

Freedom® Driver, a backpack-sized artificial heart device, allows patient to recover at home while waiting for a heart transplant.   For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a 24-year-old patient with a total artificial heart, as he awaits a heart transplant. Stan Larkin is the first...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 06 Jul

A 44-year-old woman is the first person in California to receive a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. She received the experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.  The 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart is a smaller investigational version of the larger 70cc SynCardia heart, which...Read more

Cardiology Management


2017 17 Jul

A soft artificial heart that beats almost like a human heart has been developed by researchers from ETH Zurich. The artificial heart was created from silicone using a 3D-printing, lost-wax casting technique; it weighs 390 grams and has a volume of 679 cubic centimetres. A well-functioning artificial heart is a real necessity: about 26 million people...Read more