Artificial heart pump with pulsatile flow (Scandinavian Real Heart)

Scandinavian Real Heart artificiell hjärtpump
Artificial heart pump 

The shortage of donor hearts and the physiological impact of pulsatile perfusion have driven technical innovation research efforts to create a positive displacement total artificial heart that can produce pulsatile flow and has a reasonable size for long-term assist in chronic heart failure.

Such a product is the Scandinavian Real Heart’s pump which is a new pulsatile totally artificial heart. Scandinavian Real Heart (SRH) is a Swedish company developing a heart pump, ”Real Heart” which is a new generation of total artificial hearts with pulsatile flow.

The project was founded by Azad Najar in 1999 and the development of the heart pump has been running since 17 years. We studied in the first instance the basic principles of the surgical and anesthesiological techniques we developed for implantation of the latest prototype of this device. The Real Heart delivers a physiological pulsatile perfusion.

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Scandinavian Real Heart

Real Heart is a new generation of total artificial hearts with positive displacement. 

Scandinavian Real Heart is a Swedish company developing a heart pump ”Real Heart” with a pulsatile flow and with a design that mimics the natural heart's construction with two ventricles and two atria. Cooperation between Swedish industry and academia is vital for the future.
Implantering av artificiell hjärtpump i gris. Scandinavian Real Heart 11.
Implantation of the device Real Heart 11 inside the pig thorax.
Implantering av artificiell hjärtpump i gris. Scandinavian Real Heart 11.
The implanted device Real Heart 11 in the pig thorax.
Pulsatilt flöde på pumpens monitor
Pulsatile flow on the monitor from the device in the left carotid artery of the pig.
Pulsatilt flöde genererad av Real Heart 11 i högra halspulsådern.
The pulsatile flow generated by Real Heart 11 in the right carotid artery.

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