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Oct 22, 2014, 06:00 ET
Jack Jones reunites with therapy dog Jack, who visited Jones many times while he was in Sentara Heart Hospital last year waiting for his matching donor heart transplant. Jones was implanted with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, which bridged him to a heart transplant.

Tennessee 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...

Oct 15, 2014, 08:55 ET
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SynCardia 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,...

Oct 08, 2014, 09:15 ET
Tiffany and Randy Shepherd are all smiles as Randy looks forward to his hospital discharge after receiving a heart transplant. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart supported Randy for 15 months as he waited for a matching donor heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Arizona'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...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:15 ET
Kathy and Chris Marshall caught salmon and halibut on a July 2014 fishing trip in Alaska's Prince William Sound, nearly two years after he received a heart transplant. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart bridged him to a matching donor heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Cardiac-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...

Sep 23, 2014, 08:05 ET
On the one-year anniversary of his donor heart transplant, Jordan Merecka presents his surgeon and friend Dr. David S.L. Morales with a display case holding Jordan's SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and a picture of Jordan's photo on the Times Square JumboTron in New York City. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st 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...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:30 ET
"Successful Use of the Total Artificial Heart in the Failing Fontan Circulation" is a peer-reviewed case report that describes the implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart into a 13-year-old boy who was bridged to a heart transplant 61 days later. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

13-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...

Sep 12, 2014, 07:30 ET
French SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, Frederic Thiollet, enjoys a day in the park with a good friend. Thiollet has been out and about for over three years thanks to the Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems)

7 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...

Sep 12, 2014, 02:30 ET
French SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, Frederic Thiollet, enjoys a day in the park with a good friend. Thiollet has been out and about for over three years thanks to the Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

7 choses à savoir à propos des cœurs artificiels

-- À partir de 1969 jusqu'au 5 septembre 2014, 1 413 cœurs artificiels de 13 modèles différents ont été...

Sep 03, 2014, 06:45 ET
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. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:15 ET
SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Inc. 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...

Aug 13, 2014, 09:15 ET
This wonderful photograph of Andrew, Heather and Haley Weaver was made possible by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart that bridged Andrew to his donor heart transplant. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Dad with Donor Heart Has Fingernails Painted Green by Baby Daughter, 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...

Aug 05, 2014, 08:45 ET
SynCardia Systems, Inc., received FDA approval to manufacture the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall(TM) valves. The OK gives the company control over the two critical components for heart manufacturing: The valves and the unique formula for segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS), which is manufactured only by SynCardia. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart With SynHall Valves

SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total...

Jul 31, 2014, 09:15 ET
Dr. Daniel G. Tang, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, explains the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation procedure. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

How 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...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:15 ET
Syracuse University basketball fan Ron Fontana wears the colors as he awaits his discharge from Strong Memorial Hospital. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, powered by the Freedom(R) portable driver, is keeping him alive as he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

'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...

Jul 16, 2014, 10:15 ET
With the Freedom(R) portable driver powering his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Arizona resident Randy Shepherd attends baseball games of his son, Nathan. The Freedom portable driver received Food and Drug Administration (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. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

FDA 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...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:45 ET
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 Korfer). (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:45 ET
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. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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...

May 27, 2014, 07:30 ET
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. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

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,...

May 20, 2014, 04:45 ET
Pictured above is Randy and Tiffany Shepherd at the 4-mile marker at Tempe, Arizona's Pat's 4.2 mile Run, April 26, 2014. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, powered by the Freedom portable driver to complete the long distance course. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1,300th 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...

May 13, 2014, 09:30 ET
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). (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc. )

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,...