19 April 2018Berlin Heart pump keeps 27-year-old Pontus alive while awaiting a heart transplantation

Heart transplantations are considered the treatment of choice for severe heart failure but there is a lack of donor hearts.

Pontus is one of over 800 patients in Sweden awaiting a donor transplantation. His heart can no longer pump enough blood through his body and while waiting for a suitable donor heart, the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Ventricular Assist Device supports the pumping function of his heart. This life-saving device is featuring the CARMEDA® BioActive Surface.

In light of the fact that a lot of patients are dying while waiting for a donation, the Swedish government is investigating a new legislation to increase the number of organ donations. Watch the video with Pontus from the TV4 news (in Swedish).

Link to webpage with the video 

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