Due to the limited availability of heart transplants, it is possible to use an artificial heart while waiting for a heart transplant.
After decades of research and development into total artificial hearts (TAH), there is only one solution that provides a transitional technological alternative while waiting for a heart transplant: there is no destination therapy yet that allows patients to live with a heart prosthesis in the long term.
Innovations in implantable and inductively rechargeable batteries, biocompatible materials and robotics offer promising opportunities for the development of the ideal TAH and will help improve the quality of life of patients with severe heart failure.
PROCOPE Medicals has studied these technological advances for many years and has used them to design its TAH.
Our mission is to develop a new generation of TAH that promotes the greatest possible comfort of life for patients awaiting heart transplants
So, what are the challenges to implementing this ideal TAH?