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Prostheses, Heart

Definition : Prostheses designed for total replacement of the biological natural heart. These devices typically consist of an implantable mechanism that includes one or more pumps, valves, cannulae, and a power source. Heart prostheses are used to provide blood circulation to patients with a debilitated or completely failed heart. Some devices are designed for implantation of the pumping mechanism with a physical connection to an external power source (e.g., electrical, pneumatic), and others are totally implantable but may need a wireless, transcutaneous transmission of power from an external source. Percutaneously powered prostheses are mostly intended for temporary use before a heart transplant is possible; transcutaneously powered heart prostheses are intended for permanent use.

Entry Terms : "Heart Prostheses" , "Cardiac Prostheses" , "Total Artificial Hearts" , "Artificial Hearts"

UMDC code : 13152

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CryoLife Inc

Company Type: Parent

CryoLife is a contemporary biological medical device company that, since its founding in 1984, has been focused on the development of implantable biological devices, surgical adhesives, and biomaterials for use in cardiac and vascular for patients of all ages.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp

Company Type: Parent

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

SynCardia Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

SynCardia Systems, Inc. is a private company formed in 2001 to commercialize the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

Thoratec Corp

Company Type: Parent

For more than 30 years, Thoratec has been committed to developing advanced medical technologies to improve patient survival and quality of life. Thoratec provides the broadest mechanical circulatory support portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs. From acute to chronic heart failure, Thoratec offers proven device-based therapies to provide a new beginning for patients and their families.

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