A History of Innovation
Small device, big potential
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This next generation Advanced Circulatory Support System is designed to help simplify temporary cardiopulmonary bypass. LifeSPARC takes the best features from the TandemHeart system and offers more powerful advanced circulatory support with a redesigned pump and lightweight controller.
TandemLife® Becomes LivaNova
TandemLife’s advanced circulatory support solutions become part of LivaNova’s portfolio of solutions for the head and heart.
CardiacAssist Transforms into TandemLife
The TandemLife name rolls out along with several new product lines.
TandemLung® Oxygenator Debuts
Following FDA clearance of the TandemLung® oxygenator, the company expands from cardiac to support into respiratory support.
VoyagerVest is a wearable accessory to organize the circuit and oxygenator
ProtekDuo® cannula debuts
The ProtekDuo cannula is designed to address two major roadblocks that have prevented VV ECLS therapy from becoming a new standard of care: difficulty of use and suboptimal gas exchange rates.
ProtekSolo® Arterial Cannula Debuts
TandemHeart® Escort Controller Debuts
The 21-pound controller replaces the original 93-pound TandemHeart Controller, taking the first step toward portability.
ProtekSolo Transseptal Cannula Debuts
As the first transseptal cannula, it allows cannulation that bypasses the left ventricle.
TandemHeart® & XD Controller Debut
The TandemHeart Pump and XD Controller become the first percutaneous extracorporeal system on the market.
CardiacAssist, Inc. Founded
CardiacAssist Technologies was founded by Pittsburgh, PA, heart surgery pioneer Dr. George Magovern and a group of local investors with the intent to launch an implantable left ventricular assist device. As Dr. Magovern and his team worked through initial product design, they soon realized there was a critical need for a more short-term percutaneous left ventricular assist device, which led to the development of the TandemHeart system.