SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Receives FDA Humanitarian Use Device Designation for Destination Therapy

While the system was already FDA approved for bridging the period to transplant, the designation means it can now also be used in end-stage heart failure patients not eligible for cardiac transplantation as a permanent solution for the rest of their lives.

This is pretty amazing technology, basically it allows you to live without a heart…well, a human heart at least.

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