Sunshine Heart C-Pulse

C-Pulse Heart Assist System

Product + Engineering


The C-Pulse® Heart Assist System is an implantable, non-blood contacting, heart assist therapy designed for patients with moderate to severe heart failure. The C-Pulse System assists the heart to pump blood, rather than “replacing” the heart function, and can be disconnected for short periods as required.

The system consists of an implantable Cuff and an externally-worn Driver. The Cuff is placed outside the bloodstream, reducing complications for the patient, and can be disconnected from the Driver to give patients the freedom to perform activities such as showering. The C-Pulse Driver comes in a durable carry bag, increasing patient mobility and freedom. In developing the Driver, D+I solved many functional, packaging and technical issues to create a light, quiet, and compact device.

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