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SynCardia Provides Update Regarding Voluntary Recall of Potentially Affected Freedom® Portable DriversSynCardia Provides Update Regarding Voluntary Recall of Potentially Affected Freedom® Portable Drivers

SynCardia Systems, Inc. today provided an update regarding the resolution of a recent voluntary recall of a limited number of its Freedom® portable drivers, following a related U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) September 18, 2015 recall announcement.

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30 Years Ago Michael Drummond Became the 1st Heart Failure Patient to be Successfully Bridged to a Donor Heart Transplant30 Years Ago Michael Drummond Became the 1st Heart Failure Patient to be Successfully Bridged to a Donor Heart Transplant

A successful bridge to a donor heart transplant (BTT) 30 years ago revolutionized the treatment of end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure when Michael Drummond received a Total Artificial Heart implant -- a direct predecessor of the modern SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t).

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What Makes a Donor Heart Available for Transplant Was Almost a ‘Deal Breaker’ for Pastor Who Needed One to Save His LifeWhat Makes a Donor Heart Available for Transplant Was Almost a ‘Deal Breaker’ for Pastor Who Needed One to Save His Life

Jim LaFontaine tries to live a life worthy of the person who donated the heart that gave the Essex, Massachusetts resident a second chance at life after he received a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant that bridged him to that donor heart.

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The Start of SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Destination Clinical Study Wins Edison Awards’ Top HonorThe Start of SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Destination Clinical Study Wins Edison Awards’ Top Honor

SynCardia Systems, Inc. earned a 2015 Gold Edison Award for the clinical study into the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver for destination therapy, also known as permanent use.

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1st U.S. Patient Discharged from the Hospital without a Human Heart Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Going Home with the Freedom® Portable Driver1st U.S. Patient Discharged from the Hospital without a
Human Heart Celebrates 5th Anniversary of
Going Home with the Freedom® Portable Driver

Nearly five years ago, on May 3, 2010, Charles Okeke became the first United States patient to be discharged from the hospital without a human heart when he walked out of an Arizona heart center.

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SynCardia Systems, Inc. Honored With the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award by Az Business MagazineSynCardia Systems, Inc. Honored With the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award by Az Business Magazine

On April 9, SynCardia Systems, Inc. was honored with the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award in the 8th annual Az Business magazine Healthcare Leadership Awards.

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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Featured in 12 ISHLT AbstractsSynCardia Total Artificial Heart Featured in 12 ISHLT Abstracts

Twelve abstracts and posters on the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will be part of the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions by The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

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FDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial HeartFDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study on the effective use of its 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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U.S. Heart Surgeons Accept Only 34% of Available Donor Hearts for TransplantU.S. Heart Surgeons Accept Only 34% of Available Donor Hearts for Transplant

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the leading cause of death in the modernized world, taking more lives than all cancers combined.

The supply of donor hearts in the United States and other countries is flat or declining, while the rate of deaths from heart failure continues to rise.

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Medical Journal Describes 2 Consecutive SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patients Bridged to Dual Heart-Kidney TransplantsMedical Journal Describes 2 Consecutive SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patients Bridged to Dual Heart-Kidney Transplants

The first single-center report, “Combined Heart-Kidney Transplantation After Total Artificial Heart Insertion,” in Transplantation Proceedings discusses doctors’ experience with implanting the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into two consecutive patients as bridges to dual heart and kidney transplants.

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Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart TransplantYounger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant

Michigan brothers Domonique Larkin, 23, and Stan, 24, share an inherited heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD, a disease that causes irregular heart rhythms. ARVD is a leading cause of sudden death among young athletes.

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French patient, Frederic Thiollet, continues to wait for a matching donor heart. He has been supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for 1,292 days, equal to three-and-a-half years. A recent ASAIO Journal report showed 74% of patients with more than one year of support on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart either received a donor heart transplant or were awaiting one.Patients Supported for More Than 1 Year by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Experienced Acceptable Outcomes, Concludes International Study

Study published in the ASAIO Journal examined the outcomes of 47 patients who had received SynCardia Total Artificial Heart support for greater than one year. Among them, 72% received donor heart transplants and one (2%) was awaiting a donor heart.

Seventy-four percent of patients who were supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for more than a year were either bridged to a donor heart or awaiting one, according to a study published in the ASAIO Journal for the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.

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Christopher Larsen, working out shortly after his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, is one of two Arizona men featured in an HP Matter video, 'Life Saving Tech: Living with an Artificial Heart.' He received the SynCardia Heart implant in July 2013.Digital Magazine Video Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Watch and listen to surgeons and patients talk about their experience with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in the latest edition of the digital magazine HP Matter.

The video, “Lifesaving Tech: Living with an Artificial Heart,” features Randy Shepherd and Christopher Larsen, two Arizona men who were implanted with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant. They suffered from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure in which the ventricles in their diseased hearts could no longer pump enough blood for them to survive.

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These 7 Artificial Heart Facts Could Help Save Your LifeThese 7 Artificial Heart Facts Could Help Save Your Life

For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not all patients waiting for a donor heart will have one available to them when they need it to save their lives.

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Michigan Man First in State to be Discharged from the Hospital without a Human HeartMichigan Man First in State to be Discharged from the Hospital without a Human Heart

Brothers Stan and Domonique Larkin, who inherited the same life-threatening genetic heart disease, are benefiting from the same life-saving therapy from the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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Heart Failure Patient Sleeps Better Knowing He has the SynCardia Total Artificial HeartHeart Failure Patient Sleeps Better Knowing He has the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Before Steve Williams received the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant to eliminate his end-stage biventricular heart failure, he was afraid to go to sleep because he feared he would never wake up.

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French resident Frédéric Thiollet has been supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for 1,250 days, nearly three and half years. The Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart allows him to live a near normal lifestyle. The record for a patient to live on the SynCardia Heart was 1,374 days, nearly four years before he received his donor heart transplant.FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for Destination Therapy Study

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for permanent use, also called destination therapy.

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