A sustainable alternative to the heart transplant shortage

Each year 200,000 heart failure patients worldwide are waiting for a heart transplant


The number of patients on waiting lists and the shortage of organs are the main threats to organ transplantation: only 3% of patients receive a donor heart. 


In the case of end-stage heart failure, the last alternative is to replace the failing heart with a total artificial heart (TAH). The implantation is performed surgically in the same way as a heart transplant. However, the current solutions are not sufficient to overcome the problem of shortage.


What is the future of artificial hearts ?

A single artificial heart currently allows patients to wait several months before a heart transplant opportunity presents itself. Designed 40 years ago, this solution takes the form of two ventricles, implanted in place of the native heart and activated by pneumatic pressure, transmitted through two percutaneous plastic tubes of about 2 meters.


Today, with the growing shortage of transplants, the search for alternatives is all the more important in order to find more suitable solutions for patients.


A new generation of artificial hearts and ventricular assistants are being developed: the technological advances of the last few years will offer major benefits for a better quality of life for patients.

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The prosthesis Procope Medicals

Procope Medicals has taken up this problem and is mobilized to develop a biventricular prosthesis solution that guarantees the best possible quality of life for patients.

The major benefits of our solution:


– Its size, which makes it compatible with all patients, regardless of their morphology.


– Our device is fully implantable and cable-free. It is not connected to any external battery but is recharged by induction, thus eliminating the risk of infection, one of the causes of complications and mortality, and truly increasing patient comfort and mobility.


– The Procope Medicals prosthesis reproduces the natural blood flow of the heart by synchronizing the two ventricles and regulating the blood flow according to the patient’s physical activity.


– A remote monitoring system allows medical teams to monitor physiological parameters