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Staying Upbeat in Trying Circumstances

Daily Pilot

Ezekiel "Zeke" Kendall is, by most measures, a nice guy. He's friendly, upbeat and enjoys spending time with his family. Still, you wouldn't be wrong if you called him heartless.

The Costa Mesa 19-year-old — who's awaiting the first of what could be multiple heart transplants throughout his life — had his own failing ticker removed and replaced with a SynCardia artificial device Dec. 5... read more

Artificial Heart Revitalizes Monticello Man

Times Herald-Record

At home in Monticello, Daquain Jenkins is enjoying the simple pleasures of walking his kids to the bus stop, and looking forward to Christmas morning, when his three young children will rip open the presents under the tree.

Except for the backpack he carries and the chugging noise that follows him around, you wouldn't know this man was any different from anyone else.

When Jenkins, 29, left Mount Sinai Medical Center Oct. 25, the event was covered by CBS, Reuters and Fox.

In an eight-hour procedure in August, surgeons removed Jenkins' heart and transplanted a Total Artificial Heart... read more

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1st Patient in Illinois Discharged Home with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Advocate Christ Medical Center

The Freedom® portable driver is CE approved for use in Europe and undergoing an FDA-approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study in the U.S.
CAUTION – The Freedom driver is an investigational device, limited by United States law to investigational use.

TELEVISION NEWS:
CBS Chicago - Man Leaves Hospital With Fully Artificial Heart In Place
WGN Chicago - Man Receives Artificial Heart - First in the State
ABC Chicago - Man Leaves Hospital with Artificial Heart
Fox Chicago
NBC Chicago

PRINT:
Southtown Star - Beat Goes On for Monee Heart Patient, His Lifeline Now Toted in a Backpack
The Reporter Online

ADVOCATE CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER:
Press Release - His Heart May Be Mechanical, But His Emotions Heart-Felt: 1st Patient in State

This story also aired on these TV news stations:

•ABC – Austin, TX •ABC – Beaumont, TX
•ABC – Fresno, CA •ABC – Paducah, KY
•ABC – Peoria, IL •ABC – Tyler, TX
•CBS – Boston, MA •CBS – Chico, CA
•CBS – Corpus Christi, TX •CBS – Ft. Myers, FL
•CBS – Jackson, MS •CBS – Omaha, NE
•CBS – Salisbury MD •CBS – Syracuse, NY
•ChicagoLand News •CW – Chicago
•Fox – Johnstown, PA •Fox – Roanoke, VA
•NBC – Abilene, TX •NBC – Albany, GA
•NBC – Albuquerque, NM •NBC – Alexandria, LA
•NBC – Augusta, GA •NBC – Austin, TX
•NBC – Bangor, ME •NBC – Beaumont, TX
•NBC – Billings, MT •NBC – Bluefield, WV
•NBC – Boston, MA •NBC – Cedar Rapids, IA
•NBC – Charlottesville, VA •NBC – Chicago, IL
•NBC – Chico, CA •NBC – Colorado Springs, CO
•NBC – Columbia, MO •NBC – Columbus, OH
•NBC – Columbus, MS •NBC – Corpus Christi, TX
•NBC – Davenport, IA •NBC – Detroit, MI
•NBC – Eugene, OR •NBC – Fresno, CA
•NBC – Ft. Wayne, IN •NBC – Glendive, MT
•NBC – Green Bay, WI •NBC – Greensboro, NC
•NBC – Greenville, SC •NBC – Huntsville, AL
•NBC – Idaho Falls, ID •NBC – Johnstown, PA
•NBC – Joplin, MO •NBC – Kansas City, MO
•NBC – Lake Charles, LA •NBC – Lexington, KY
•NBC – Lubbock, TX •NBC – Memphis, TN
•NBC – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN •NBC – Mobile, AL
•NBC – Montgomery, AL •NBC – Myrtle Beach, SC
•NBC – New York, NY •NBC – Oklahoma City, OK
•NBC – Orlando, FL •NBC – Palm Springs, CA
•NBC – Philadelphia, PA •NBC – Phoenix, AZ
•NBC – Portland, OR •NBC – Raleigh-Durham, NC
•NBC – Rapid City, SD •NBC – Richmond, VA
•NBC – Rochester, NY •NBC – Rockford, IL
•NBC – Salt Lake City, UT •NBC – San Antonio, TX
•NBC – Santa Barbara, CA •NBC – Shreveport, LA
•NBC – Spokane, WA •NBC – Springfield, MA
•NBC – Springfield, MO •NBC – Syracuse, NY
•NBC – Traverse City, MI •NBC – Tri-Cities (TN-VA)
•NBC – Washington, DC •NBC – Wausau, WI
•NBC – Wichita Falls, TX •NBC – Wilmington, NC

Temple to Implant Total Artificial Heart

Temple University Medical Center

One of the world's most advanced medical devices for end-stage heart failure patients will soon be available at Temple University Hospital. Later this fall, Temple physicians will be certified to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Currently, only 32 adult hospitals in the United States are certified to implant the device. Initially, Temple expects to implant between five and 10 of the devices a year... read more

Kentucky's 1st Total Artificial Heart Patient Receives Heart Transplant

University of Kentucky Medical Center

The Freedom® portable driver is CE approved for use in Europe and undergoing an FDA-approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study in the U.S.
CAUTION – The Freedom driver is an investigational device, limited by United States law to investigational use.

PRINT:
The Ledger-Independent - Zack Poe: New Life with New Heart
The Lexington Herald-Leader - Donor Heart Replaces Device that Kept Young Kentucky Man Alive

ASSOCIATED PRESS:
New England Cable News
ABC Atlanta
ABC Bowling Green
ABC Cincinnati
ABC Nashville
ABC Lexington
CBS Columbus
CBS Lexington
Fox Nashville
Fox San Francisco
KFVS Heartland News
NBC Johnstown (PA)
NBC Steubenville (OH)
Bowling Green Daily News
Daily Reporter
Evansville Courier & Press
Kentucky Post
The Republic
The Sacramento Bee
1340 WGAU
News Talk Radio WHIO
Western Kentucky University Public Radio
NorthJersey.com

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL:
Press Release - First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Receives Transplant

*The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart was formerly known as the
SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart.

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