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Mar 25, 2014, 17:00 ET
SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart, often powered by the wearable Freedom(R) 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.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Mar 18, 2014, 07:00 ET
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).  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Mar 11, 2014, 16:00 ET
The 70cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, left, has been implanted in nearly 1,300 patients worldwide. 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.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Mar 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
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.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Feb 25, 2014, 07:10 ET

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...

Feb 18, 2014, 13:00 ET
SynCardia's Freedom portable driver, which powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, has been selected as a 2014 Edison Awards finalist. The driver allows clinically stable SynCardia Heart patients to go home while they wait for donor hearts. This is the second time the Freedom portable driver has been nominated for an Edison Award, which recognizes innovation.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Edison 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...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:05 ET
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.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Jan 28, 2014, 07:00 ET
Jack, a Jack Russell terrier that serves as a therapy dog at Sentara Heart Hospital, hangs out with his friend, Jack Jones. Jones and Jack spent a lot of time together while Jones waited for a donor heart while supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Jan 14, 2014, 06:45 ET
Sandra Gonzalez works in a lab at the University of Arizona, where she is studying biomedical engineering. The UA senior received the first annual Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship sponsored by SynCardia Systems, Inc. She hopes to work as a developer of medical devices that monitor heart health. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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

 A University of Arizona senior whose aim is to develop medical devices that monitor heart health is the first recipient of the Anna Salazar...

Jan 07, 2014, 07:00 ET
Omer Bayrak has lived with his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant for nearly three years as he waits for a suitable donor heart. He's one of more than 1,250 patients who have been kept alive for days, months and, in one instance, 1,374 days--nearly four years--using the SynCardia Heart as a bridge to transplant.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

New Record of 161 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants Set In 2013

 With 161 SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts implanted in 2013, nearly double the 81 implants performed in 2011, SynCardia Systems,...

Dec 17, 2013, 06:00 ET
A $14 million infusion of funding will allow SynCardia Systems, Inc. to respond to the rapid growth in the number of Total Artificial Heart implants and SynCardia Certified Centers that has occurred since 2010. As of Dec. 16, 2013, there were 155 implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, making 2013 another record-breaking year.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Total Artificial Heart Manufacturer SynCardia Secures $14M in Growth Financing

 Privately held SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that it had raised $14 million to fund the rapid growth of the only approved medical...

Dec 11, 2013, 05:00 ET
SynCardia Systems, Inc. has shown significant and steady growth in the number of Total Artificial Implants and SynCardia Certified Centers since 2010. On Nov. 26, the 150th SynCardia Heart was implanted in 2013 for another record-breaking year.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Hits Record-Setting 150th Implant of the Total Artificial Heart in 2013

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. continues to set records with the implantation of the year's 150th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Nov....

Dec 03, 2013, 06:30 ET
The story of the construction of this $1 million bionic man recently won a British documentary award. Among its 28 manmade body part is the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, the only internal organ within the robot that is already saving lives.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Smithsonian's "Bionic Man" Documentary Featuring the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Earns British Film Award

The story of the bionic man with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart has become an award-winning documentary that is making the rounds...

Nov 19, 2013, 03:45 ET
Ronda and Michael Oliver enjoy a happy moment with their chocolate Labrador retriever, Weston. Because of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Michael was there to care for his wife during her own medical crisis.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Makes Maryland Man Strong for His Ailing Wife

 Without the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, a Maryland engineer who suffered from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart...

Nov 12, 2013, 04:15 ET
Patrick O'Hara, right, wearing his Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, shares a conversation with his surgeon, Dr. I-wen Wang, M.D, Ph.D. O'Hara became the 1,200th person to receive the SynCardia Heart, which was implanted at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital this summer.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1,200th Worldwide Implant of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Occurs in Indiana

An Indiana man has become the 1,200th person in the world to be implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Patrick O'Hara is...

Nov 05, 2013, 08:30 ET
Francisco Arabia, MD, Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Bridge to Transplant Patients Should Not Suffer from End-stage Biventricular Failure

Veteran heart surgeon Dr. Francisco Arabia tells colleagues there is no reason for bridge to transplant patients to suffer from end-stage...

Oct 22, 2013, 07:00 ET
Omer Bayrak hits the open road near his home in Almus, carrying his wearable Freedom(R) portable driver in his backpack, which powers his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. He is the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital to wait for his matching donor heart at home and in his community.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Turkey Businessman, Two Years Without a Human Heart, Goes Four-Wheeling

 Omer Bayrak, who made headlines when he became the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital with his SynCardia temporary...

Oct 15, 2013, 07:30 ET
"Rex," a bionic man constructed with man-made organs and prosthetic body parts, uses the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. According to the show, the SynCardia Heart is the cyborg's only manmade internal organ that is already saving lives today.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Smithsonian's "Bionic Man" TV Special and Exhibit Feature the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 A human-like bionic man envisioned in popular culture may be years away, but there's one man-made organ that already is saving lives: the...

Oct 08, 2013, 09:45 ET
Kevin Stroh's mom, Esperanza Longo, feared for her son when he was diagnosed with the same disease that took her husband's life, congestive heart failure. Kevin is wearing his 13.5 pound Freedom portable driver in the backpack that powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart provided Kevin with a bridge to human heart transplant and a much happier outcome.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Knowing Your Family's Heart Disease History Could Help Save Your Life

Kevin Stroh, 25, was fighting for his life against congestive heart failure, the same disease that claimed the life of his 29-year-old father....

Oct 01, 2013, 10:05 ET
Phoenix Children's Hospital used CT scans and virtual 3D modeling to construct the patient's cardiopulmonary and skeletal structures with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in place. The hospital's surgeons conducted this virtual implantation to ensure the device could fit before performing the actual surgery.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Case Report on 14-Year-Old Pediatric Patient Bridged to Transplant with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Published in the Journal Perfusion

 Surgeons in Phoenix, Arizona, successfully implanted the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a 14-year-old boy with biventricular...