Press Release, 10 January 2023
Scandinavian Real Heart AB, the company developing the world's first four-chamber total artificial heart (TAH), successfully extended the survival of animals implanted with Realheart’s TAH.
Since the series of animal trials with the clinical version of the company's TAH began in 2022, Realheart has been able to increase survival time from one to four days.
After implantation, the animal was able to stand up and eat. In addition, Scandinavian Real Heart was able to confirm key TAH performance criteria, including:
''I am incredibly pleased with how much we have been able to achieve after just a few implantations of our TAH. The fact that we see no signs of haemolysis or blood clots, combined with the fact that we can achieve good left-right balance, a pulsatile blood flow, and natural blood pressure, is extremely satisfying. We are now moving forward with the aim of continuing to further prolong survival time by optimising the surgical methodology,'' said Ina Laura Perkins, CEO of Realheart. The company plans to initiate human clinical trials in 2024.
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Scandinavian Real Heart AB develops a total artificial heart (TAH) for implantation in patients with life-threatening heart failure. Realheart® TAH has a patented design that resembles that of the natural human heart. The artificial heart consists of a four-chamber system (two atria and two ventricles) designed to generate a physiological blood flow pattern that mimics the body's natural circulation. A unique concept in the medical technology world.