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Gates Orlando was first person in Upstate New York to receive a Syncardia Total Artificial Heart. He received a donor heart a few months after this photo was taken. Former SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Rides in Rose Parade

A former NHL player who was supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart before receiving his donor heart transplant will ride in the Rose Parade New Year’s Day.

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20-Year-Old Female Receives Canada’s 51st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart20-Year-Old Female Receives Canada’s 51st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

The Montreal Heart Institute recently achieved a milestone through implanting Canada’s 50th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, as well as the 51st in a 20-year-old woman.

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Navajo Nation Man Without a Human Heart Plans to Fly to His Heart TransplantNavajo Nation Man Without a Human Heart Plans to Fly to His Heart Transplant

Christopher Larsen, supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that saved his life, has taken advantage of a rule change that allows him to wait for a matching donor heart at his home in the Navajo Nation, a six-hour drive from University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC). Most heart centers require heart transplant-eligible patients to live within a two-hours-or-less drive in order to be prepared to receive their donor heart.

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SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable DriverSynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver

SynCardia Systems, Inc., has been recognized with the 2014 Innovator of the Year Award for Small Companies presented by the Arizona Technology Council in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority.

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SynCardia 2014 Engineering Scholarship for Women Awarded to University of Arizona Junior Justine BacchusSynCardia 2014 Engineering Scholarship for Women Awarded to University of Arizona Junior Justine Bacchus

SynCardia Systems, Inc., has awarded its Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship to University of Arizona junior Justine Bacchus, who is pursuing her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering.

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3D Virtual Implantation Demonstrated that 19-Year-Old Female Could be Successfully Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart3D Virtual Implantation Demonstrated that 19-Year-Old Female Could be Successfully Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3D virtual implantation to determine she was fit-eligible for the procedure, according to a case series in November 2014’s The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. The case series evaluated four other patients for virtual implantation with one other meeting virtual fit criteria despite failing standard criteria.

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Tennessee Farmer, Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Returns to Virginia to Complete 25th Anniversary VacationTennessee Farmer, Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Returns to Virginia to Complete 25th Anniversary Vacation

When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack. It was the first day of the couple’s vacation to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

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SynCardia Earns The New Economy Award for Best Medical Device CompanySynCardia Earns The New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company

SynCardia Systems, Inc., which manufactures the world’s only FDA (United States), Health Canada and CE (Europe)-approved Total Artificial Heart, has won the 2014 New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company.

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Arizona’s ‘Tin Man’ Gets a Donor Heart after 15 Months on the SynCardia Total Artificial HeartArizona’s ‘Tin Man’ Gets a Donor Heart after 15 Months on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the “tin man,” has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at University of Arizona Medical Center, and discharged October 8.

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Cardiac-Induced Black-out Convinces Alaska Man to Get the SynCardia Total Artificial HeartCardiac-Induced Black-out Convinces Alaska Man to Get the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Alaskan hiker Chris Marshall thought he was in pretty good shape despite his heart failure, but a black-out while walking laps around the ICU indicated otherwise: He had end-stage heart failure that required a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant to save his life.

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1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital

A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient with congenital heart disease where his major arteries and ventricles were reversed, along with other abnormalities.

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13-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery13-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan circulation to bridge him to a heart transplant.

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7 choses à savoir à propos <br />des cœurs artificiels7 choses à savoir à propos des cœurs artificiels

Les maladies cardiovasculaires, y compris l'insuffisance cardiaque, sont la première cause de mortalité, tuant plus de personnes dans le monde entier que tous les cancers combinés.

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7 Things About Artificial Hearts That You Should Know7 Things About Artificial Hearts That You Should Know

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined

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Patrick O'Hara, wearing his Freedom portable driver that powered his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, and his youngest son, Jordan, attend a Methodist Health Foundation banquet. O'Hara, the first Indianan to receive the SynCardia Heart, was a guest of honor.Indiana’s 1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Helped Pat O’Hara Beat Genetic Heart Failure

With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick “Pat” O’Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack.

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Inc. Magazine Ranks SynCardia Systems in Top 3rd in its 2014 Inc. 5000 ListInc. Magazine Ranks SynCardia Systems in Top 3rd in its 2014 Inc. 5000 List

SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine Inc.

“SynCardia manufactures the world’s only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, which is used as a bridge to a matching donor heart transplant,” says Michael P. Garippa, SynCardia’s CEO and President. “It has become the standard of care for patients dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure.”

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Dad with Donor Heart Has Fingernails Painted Green by Baby Daughter, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial HeartDad with Donor Heart Enjoying Fatherhood Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

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FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart With SynHall ValvesFDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart With SynHall Valves

SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall™ valves, giving the company control over the last key component to manufacture the Total Artificial Heart.

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How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching VideoHow to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video

For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in a peer reviewed case report paper and matching video posted on the Journal of Visualized Experiments website.

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FDA Approves the Freedom® Portable Driver That Powers The SynCardia Total Artificial HeartFDA Approves the Freedom® Portable Driver that Powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

The Freedom® portable driver received FDA approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically stable.

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‘I’m a Heartless SOB’ Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart‘I’m a Heartless SOB’ Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart

A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart.

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Paper’s Authors: Dr. med Sotirios Spiliopoulos (left) and Prof. Dr. Gero Tenderich (right) of the Department of Surgical Therapy of End-stage Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart and Vascular Center Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany (not pictured Prof. Dr. Reiner Körfer).Destination Therapy with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Described in Case Study by EKN Duisburg

A 74-year-old German patient who is not eligible for a donor heart transplant has lived for more than a year on the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver, demonstrating the device’s use for permanent use, also known as destination therapy.

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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Bill Wohl wins first place in the men’s open relay at the 2007 Tempe, Arizona International Triathlon. Wohl received a donor heart transplant in February 2000 after 159 days of support on the SynCardia Heart.Heart Transplant Patient Celebrates Nearly 15 Years of His ‘2nd Life,’ Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Scottsdale, Arizona resident Bill Wohl is still going strong after he nearly died of heart failure 15 years ago, but received a second chance at life made possible by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant.

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Lexi Henderson, with sister Sapphire Colston by her side, bids farewell to University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children’s Hospital as the youngest SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from a hospital using the Freedom® portable driver. The SynCardia Heart powered by the Freedom portable driver allows her to live a near-normal life as she waits for a matching donor heart.driver to complete the long distance course.Florida Teen, 16, Youngest SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged On the Freedom Portable Driver

Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson made history when she was discharged from University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children’s Hospital April 18, 2014, two days before her 17th birthday.

The Sanford resident is the first person in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Lexi also is the youngest patient in the world to be discharged from the hospital on the Freedom® portable driver so she can wait for her matching donor heart away the hospital.

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1,300th Implant of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Was Performed in April 20141,300th Implant of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Was Performed in April 2014

SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that a United States patient with end-stage biventricular heart failure received the 1,300th implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplant in April 2014.

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To ensure the quality and uninterrupted production of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart the company now has control over the two critical components required for heart manufacturing: CE Mark for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves, and SynCardia is the world’s only source for the unique formula of segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS).SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall Valves Receives CE Mark

On April 17, 2014, SynCardia Systems, Inc. received the CE Mark for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall™ valves, providing the company with control over the last key component required for heart manufacturing.

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Man’s Real-Life Experiences with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed on Social Media SiteMan’s Real-Life Experiences with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed on Social Media Site

Randy Shepherd’s fascinating story of life with a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart has touched the hearts of many who have found inspiration as well as information on how the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart saves lives. The SynCardia Heart is used as a bridge to transplant to a donor heart for patients with end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure.

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ARandy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course.Man Without a Human Heart Completes 4.2-Mile Run

Randy Shepherd’s 4.2-mile walk in Pat’s Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life—a heart transplant.

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Annie Krause, a child life specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, offers Tiernee Gonzalez a high five before she's discharged home with her new donor heart. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart supported Gonzalez for 414 days and revitalized her failing kidney.21-Year-Old Leaves Hospital with a Kidney Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014, she left with a new human heart and, as physicians had hoped, a fully recovered kidney.

The heart transplant and the revitalized kidney were made possible by Dr. David Morales, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and his use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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Chris Marshall received his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart from University of Washington Medical Center, which is recognized in the “Becker’s 100 Great Hospitals in America” list. Wearing the 13.5-pound Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart, Marshall hiked 607 miles while waiting for a donor heart. After 219 days of support on the SynCardia Heart, he received a donor heart on Sept. 12, 2012. The Freedom portable driver is approved by Health Canada and has the CE mark in Europe and is pending FDA approval.67% of U.S. SynCardia Certified Centers Make Becker’s 100 Great American Hospitals List

More than two-thirds, 35, of SynCardia’s 52 Certified Centers in the United States are on the “100 Great Hospitals in America” list published by Becker’s Hospital Review.

“When more than a third of America’s top 100 hospitals have the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart it clearly demonstrates that our device is rapidly becoming the standard of care for end-stage biventricular heart failure,” says Michael P. Garippa, SynCardia Systems, Inc. CEO and President.

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Best of the Best SynCardia Certified Centers Earn Honors for Giving End-Stage Heart Failure Patients a Second Chance at Life‘Best of the Best’ SynCardia Certified Centers Earn Honors for Giving End-Stage Heart Failure Patients a Second Chance at Life

Nine ‘best of the best’ SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, and the Freedom® portable driver that powers it.

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SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart, often powered by the wearable Freedom® portable driver, has been used to eliminate the symptoms and source of end-stage biventricular heart failure brought on by many causes, including cardiac tumor and VAD failure. Top heart surgeons shared their cases in a recent SynCardia Systems, Inc. conference.Top U.S. Heart Surgeons Share Best Practices for Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Thought leaders in the U.S. heart transplant and mechanical device field recently detailed the best practices for a growing list of uses for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, demonstrating how the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart can give very sick patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure second chances at life.

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Dr. Jack Copeland points out the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart could save the lives of patients whose heart transplants have failed and are unlikely to get another heart transplant. SynCardia hopes to launch clinical studies this year using the SynCardia Heart for destination therapy (a permanent replacement heart).SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Could Become the Life-Saving Answer to Heart Transplant Graft Failure

SynCardia Systems, Inc. is moving forward to gain FDA approval to use the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as destination therapy (a permanent replacement heart), which could save patients whose donor heart transplant is failing and are unlikely to receive another heart transplant.

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The 70cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, left, has been implanted in nearly 1,300 patients world-wide. The smaller 50cc SynCardia Heart, right, which could go to clinical trials this year pending FDA approval, is designed to fit in heart failure patients of smaller stature, including most women and many adolescents.New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Will Expand Life-Saving Therapy to All Adults & Many Adolescents

Recent developments surrounding the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will make the life-saving device available to three times the number of people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure. Over 300 SynCardia Hearts have been implanted worldwide since 2012.

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Dr. Jack G. Copeland, a co-founder of SynCardia Systems, Inc., recently was named a Heart Hero by the Tucson division of the American Heart Association for his pioneering work on heart transplants and the Total Artificial Heart.American Heart Association Honors Dr. Jack Copeland, Total Artificial Heart Pioneer

Internationally renowned heart transplant pioneer Dr. Jack G. Copeland was honored recently as a “Heart Hero” by the American Heart Association in Tucson, Arizona, for his trailblazing work saving lives with heart transplantation, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the use of heart assist devices.

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Ava was 2 years old when she walked with her grandma, Diane Kurtyka, left, after her SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant. Two years later she took a walk hand-in-hand with her dad, Albert Kurtyka, following his SynCardia Heart implant.Virginia Mother & Son Dying From Heart Failure Are Successfully Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Heart at VCU Medical Center

A Newport News, Va., mom and her adult son each had heart problems that started in their early 30s, resulting in the need to receive donor heart transplants in order to live. Because time was of the essence and no donor hearts were available, they each had SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implants to save them from end-stage biventricular heart failure and provide a bridge to heart transplants.

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Edison Awards Selects SynCardia’s Freedom Portable Driver 
As a 2014 Innovation FinalistEdison Awards Selects SynCardia’s Freedom Portable Driver As a 2014 Innovation Finalist

The Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, has been named one of four finalists for the 2014 Edison Awards’ devices section in the science/medical category.

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Dr. Umit Kervan, associate professor at Turkiye Yusek Ihstisas Hospital, center, spends time with Turkey’s 25th SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant patient, Sefa Yilmaz, left, who was implanted on Jan. 13, 2014, and Yilmaz Cekic, right, the country’s 24th implant patient. Cekic, wearing the Freedom portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart, was discharged from the hospital on Jan. 31, 2014, less than six weeks after surgeons removed his dying heart and replaced it with the SynCardia Heart.Turkey’s Best Heart Hospitals Implant 25 Total Artificial Hearts in 40 Months

Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital in Ankara recently implanted Turkey’s 24th and 25th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts as a bridge to transplant to donor human hearts.

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Tennessee Couple’s Nightmare Vacation Turns into a Life-Saving Journey, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Tennessee Couple’s Nightmare Vacation Turns into a Life-Saving Journey, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Even though Greenbrier, Tenn., residents Jack and Mary Jones were 685 miles from home and on vacation, they soon learned that they were in the right place at the right time.

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University of Arizona Senior Earns SynCardia’s 1st Annual Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering ScholarshipUniversity of Arizona Senior Earns SynCardia’s 1st Annual Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship

University of Arizona senior whose aim is to develop medical devices that monitor heart health is the first recipient of the Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship presented by SynCardia Systems, Inc.

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