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SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart recipient Johnny Lemucchi celebrated the one-year anniversary of his donor heart transplant on Aug. 22.Life without Limits: SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart Recipient Trains for Transplant Games

Dedicating his efforts to his heart donor’s family, Johnny Lemucchi is walking/running up to 10 miles per day and riding 125 miles per week.

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Italian Boy Becomes Youngest Patient Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial HeartItalian Boy Becomes Youngest Patient Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart

The smaller 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart helped rejuvenate the critically-ill 12-year-old’s vital organs until a matching donor heart became available two weeks later.

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Nurullah Balik is the longest supported SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the world.Turkish Man Becomes World’s Longest Supported Total Artificial Heart Patient

Nurullah Balik, 61, has been enjoying life at home for more than 4.5 years using the Freedom® portable driver to power his Total Artificial Heart.

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The 70cc and 50cc Total Artificial HeartsSynCardia to Honor Eight Leading Total Artificial Heart Hospitals during ISHLT

This year’s awards recognize leadership in the Destination Therapy clinical trial, pioneering use of the 50cc Total Artificial Heart, outstanding outcomes, implant milestones and best launch.

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Brian Brogie is the new Vice President of Manufacturing and Facilities at SynCardia.SynCardia Names New VP of Manufacturing and Facilities

Brian Brogie has more than 30 years of manufacturing, process improvement and supplier management experience in highly regulated industries, including medical devices.

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Marcela Padilla and her familyBridge to Transplant & Beyond: Marcela Padilla

Marcela received the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Sept. 24, 2010, and was the first woman in the U.S. to be discharged home using the Freedom® portable driver to power her Total Artificial Heart. She received her heart transplant on May 27, 2011.

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Weavers 2017 188Bridge to Transplant & Beyond: Drew Weaver

Drew received the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Oct. 18, 2012, and received a heart transplant 86 days later. This January, Drew and his family celebrated his fourth anniversary with his donor heart.

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Walters, now with his Freedom driver, alongside Miriam Ross and Amanda Hart from his medical team.His Heart Was "Broken" – So UK HealthCare Doctors Replaced It

When Lester Walters' heart failed beyond the point where most advanced medicine and mechanical assistance could save him, UK HealthCare doctors went a step further — they removed his heart entirely.

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Jaheim WhighamLurie Children’s Patient is Youngest, Smallest to Receive 50cc Total Artificial Heart

Born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, 11-year-old Jaheim Whigham received a heart transplant in 2012, but began rejecting the donor heart in 2016.

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From left to right: Dr. Juan José Gavira, Dr. Gregorio Rábago, Vanessa Arrieta, Ana Carmen Abecia, Dr. Mayte Basurte and Leticia JimenoClínica Universidad de Navarra Implants Spain’s First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Suffering from severe dilated cardiomyopathy, the 47-year-old patient had been on the transplant waiting list for more than a year due to difficulty finding a suitable donor heart.

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