In his own words – TandemHeart – Dr. Christoper Overgaard
*Device duration varies by country.
Indications for Use – USA
TandemHeart Pump: The TandemHeart System is intended for extracorporeal circulatory support using an extracorporeal bypass circuit. Intended duration of use is for periods appropriate to cardiopulmonary bypass, up to six hours. It is also intended to be used as an extracorporeal circulatory support system (for periods up to six hours) for procedures not requiring complete cardiopulmonary bypass (e.g., valvuloplasty, mitral valve reoperation, surgery of the vena cava and/or aorta, liver transplant, etc.)
ProtekSolo 62 and 72 cm Transseptal Cannulae: The Transseptal Cannula Set-EF is intended for transseptal catheterization of the left atrium via the femoral vein for the purpose of providing a means for temporary (six hours or less) left ventricular bypass when connected to the TandemHeart extracorporeal blood pump, which returns blood to the patient via the femoral artery or other appropriate site.