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The mobile driving unit for EXCOR® blood pumps


EXCOR® Active*

The mobile driving unit for EXCOR® blood pumps

Small, smart, agile - EXCOR® Active**. The new mobile driving unit for the pulsatile ventricular assist device EXCOR® was developed especially for children with severe heart failure. Small as a hand luggage and with a battery runtime of min. 6.5 hours, EXCOR® Active offers children with heart disease, supported by EXCOR®, more mobility and independence.



„With our new EXCOR® Active we want to offer children more possibilities. Our systems should not only save their lives. While being supported with the EXCOR® they should play, walk, learn and laugh like every other child.”

 (Dr. med. Ares K. Menon, General Manager Berlin Heart GmbH)

  • Driving unit as small as a hand luggage, only 15 kg including batteries
  • Battery runtime of min. 6.5 hours even in BVAD mode
  • Active flow measurement with custom alarm settings
  • Panel PC with user-friendly touch screen
  • Different mobilization options for different ages

Horizon Impact Award 2020

Proud to be winner of the Horizon Impact Award recognizing innovation that benefits society.

Berlin Heart is not responsible for the content of the movie. Some content shown, is not described in the instructions for use.


EXCOR® Active - Designed for mobile and confident care.

The new driving unit EXCOR® Active supports all EXCOR® blood pumps and convinces with product features, which are optimally harmonized with one another:

Batteries – Long Battery run time for more mobility

  • Long battery runtime at least 5 hours, ~ 6.5 hours for BVAD in children
  • 2+2 batteries included for several hours of off-grid operation
  • Built-in emergency battery for additional safety
  • Easy charging in driving unit or at external battery charging unit

Flow sensor – Active Flow Measurement for optimized monitoring

  • Active Flow Measurement with ultrasound clamp-on flow sensor designed for EXCOR® cannula
  • Full control of pump performance by measuring blood flow
  • Alarm if measurement falls below flow alarm threshold (individually adjustable)
  • Different sizes to match the cannula diameter optimally

Panel-PC – Simple and user-friendly handling

  • Intuitive touch screen
  • Data storage in the driving unit (enough for entire maintenance interval)
  • Retrieval of data on panel PC at any time

Baby Buggy and Caddy – Mobilization options for every age

  • Individualized patient care for children of all age groups and better transport options
  • Caddy for the easy transport of the driving unit
  • Baby Buggy with two seat options for the smallest (≤ 17 kg)


For more information regarding approval and availability in your region, please contact us here.



Patient Stories

Find more Patient Stories about EXCOR® Active here.


Case Reports

The following case report shows interesting case studies on our  EXCOR® Active mobile drive.
Please find here the Instructions For Use (IFU).

*The access to some or all shown products may be restricted by country-specific regulatory approvals. The use of EXCOR® VAD for adults, RVAD-support, EXCOR® Venous Cannula, EXCOR® Arterial Cannula for Graft, Excor mobile and
  EXCOR® Active is not FDA approved and not available for commercial use in the US.

**In comparison to the stationary driving unit Ikus.