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INTERMACS: Total Artificial Heart Bridge-to-Transplant Rate 2x Higher ,at 6 Months Than BiVADS and LVADs
Date:5/12/2009

f death over time by patient profile, device and device category.

INTERMACS was created as a joint effort of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) among others.

Originally designed as a permanent replacement heart, the Total Artificial Heart is currently approved as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients dying from end-stage biventricular failure. The Total Artificial Heart is the only device that provides immediate, safe blood flow of up to 9.5 L/min through both ventricles.

The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is the first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE Mark approved Total Artificial Heart in the world. There have been more than 790 implants of the Total Artificial Heart, accounting for more than 160 patient years of life on the device.

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