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Alfred Williams

  • Age: 41 (at implant)
  • Diagnosis: Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Implant date: Feb. 21, 2013
  • Status: Waiting for a matching donor heart and kidney
  • Hospital: Ochsner Medical Center
  • Surgeon(s): Dr. Aditya Bansal

When Alfred Williams was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center in December, the 41-year-old father of five had exhausted all treatment options for his enlarged heart. His condition, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, had progressed to end-stage heart failure affecting both sides of his heart. Unable to walk, he had been confined to a bed for months. Hospice care seemed like the only option Mr. Williams had left… until doctors approached him about becoming Ochsner’s first patient to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

 

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Congenital Heart Disease & the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

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Iki Adachi, MD
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Chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

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Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

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Michael L. Hess, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure Program

 

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Transplant Graft Failure & the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Jack Copeland, MD
Professor of Surgery

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Q&A: End Organ Recovery

David L.S. Morales, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute

Michael L. Hess, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure Program

 

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Michael L. Hess, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure Program

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Congenital Heart Failure and the TAH with Q&A

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Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Executive Co-Director, The Heart Institute

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Q&A Renal Failure

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Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support

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

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