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COVID-19 UPDATES:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance on April 6, 2020 to temporarily expand the availability of devices used in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. As a result of the guidance, cardiopulmonary devices, including select devices from TandemLife | LivaNova, are now temporarily indicated for ECMO therapy greater than 6 hours. To read the full announcement, click here.



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Educational Videos

TandemLife exists to deliver Life Support Simplified, with one small pump enabling any type of extracorporeal life support your patients may need.

The following training enhancement videos may be used as supplemental learning after initial TandemLife training has been provided to individual sites.  It is imperative that the appropriate Operations Manual and Directions for Use are read prior to initiating support. Please also review individual product Indications for Use. If you are initiating support and need immediate assistance, please call our 24 hr. Clinical Support Hotline – 800-373-1607. If you would like the most recent copies of TandemLife Directions for Use or Procedure Guide, please complete the Contact Form. Site name and customer number must be provided.

LifeSPARC™ Platform Educational Videos


LifeSPARC™ System Components and Setup

Basic operating instructions for LifeSPARC System.

LifeSPARC™ System Operation

Review of LifeSPARC™ System functionality including buttons, screens, and alarms.

LifeSPARC™ System Pump Only Priming

Review of the controller operation and pump priming instructions.

LifeSPARC™ Priming with the Sterile Basin

Instructions for priming the pre-connected pump and oxygenator.

ProtekDuo® Cannula Support Animation

Initiation of support from start to finish with the ProtekDuo® cannula.

TandemLife LifeSPARC™ Support Animation

TandemLife LS support from start to finish.

TandemLung® VV ECLS Support Procedure

TandemLung LS support from start to finish.

LifeSPARC™ Pump Dynamics

Pump design and overview.

Initiating TandemHeart Support with LifeSPARC™

Review of insertion and connections.

Initiating ProtekDuo Support with LifeSPARC™

Review of insertion and connections.

ProtekDuo® Insertion

Review of insertion and connections.

TandemHeart Platform Educational Videos

TandemLife Support

Review of TandemLife Support.

TandemLife Kits and Components

Details all available products.

TandemHeart Pump and Controller Set-up

Reviews controller operating instructions and priming of lower housing.

Priming the TandemHeart Pump

Addresses the pump only priming cases.

Priming with the TandemLife Sterile Basin

Quick Prime the Pre-connected Pump and Oxygenator.

Initiating TandemHeart Support

Review of insertion and connections.

Initiating ProtekDuo Support

Review of insertion and connections.