Based on the world record nomination from Australia Records Institute (AURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/864/2022/No.320, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared BiVACOR as “World’s first fully functional artificial heart" on June 23rd, 2022.
Researchers at Monash University and engineers from Australia's BiVACOR Company have successfully built the world's first fully functional artificial heart.
The BiVACOR TAH is designed to be a long-term device that can replace the total function of the patient’s native heart. The small, compact device uses proven rotary blood-pump technology to provide the required cardiac output.
The device’s patented left-right flow-balancing system allows dynamic adaptation to changes in the patient’s physiology. Special large gaps within the pump reduce blood-cell damage and the risk of clotting.
An anticipated device life of up to 10 years or more.
The size of the BiVACOR is similar to an adult fist, small enough to be implanted in women and some children. The centrifugal pumps can provide high flows of over 12 lpm for an adult during exercise.
An external controller and batteries provide power to the internal device via a percutaneous driveline.
According to bivacor.com. Source of photo: internet