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Experience With SynCardia Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplantation in 100 Patients

Friday, March 31, 2023

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Jad Malas, MD, Qiudong Chen, MD, Akbarshakh Akhmerov, MD, Louis Philippe Tremblay, MD, Natalia Egorova, PhD, Aasha Krishnan, BS, Jaime Moriguchi, MD, Jon Kobashigawa, MD, Lawrence Czer, MD, Robert Cole, MD, Dominic Emerson, MD, Joanna Chikwe, MD, Francisco Arabia, MD, and Fardad Esmailian, MD

Since granular single-center data is lacking for the SynCardia total artificial heart, this study reported outcomes in 100 TAH recipients in a single high-volume center. The study found that 61 percent of patients underwent successful transplant while 39 percent died on TAH support. Overall, the study reaffirmed that the TAH is an effective bridge to transplantation in qualifying patients.

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