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Sep 24, 2013, 09:45 ET
The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart has been implanted 125 times this year, surpassing the 125 SynCardia hearts implanted in all of 2012. The Freedom portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia TotalArtificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Surgeons Worldwide Implanted a Record 125 SynCardia Total Artificial Hearts So Far in 2013

 On Sept. 24, 2013, the 125th implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart was performed. This number equals all implants...

Sep 10, 2013, 11:30 ET
Matthew Green (pictured with his wife Gill and son Dylan) became the first patient in the United Kingdom to be discharged from the hospital with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, powered by the Freedom portable driver, on Aug. 2, 2011. Mr. Green was supported for over 600 days before receiving his donor heart earlier this year.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

UK Man Without Human Heart Leaves Papworth Hospital with New Donor Heart

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com) announced today that Matthew Green, the UK's 1st patient to be discharged with the SynCardia...

Aug 21, 2013, 11:35 ET
A dying heart doesn't pump enough blood to sustain the body, causing vital organs to shut down, which can lead to death. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart pumps up to 9.5 L/min of safe blood flow through each ventricle. This high volume of blood helps rejuvenate the patient. When a donor heart becomes available, most patients are in much better condition to receive their heart transplant.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st Case Report of Using Single-Site Cannulation ECMO to Treat SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Aug 15, 2013, 11:30 ET
On Aug. 5, 2013, Frederic Thiollet surpassed two years of support with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. In the Shoulder Bag he's holding is the Freedom(R) portable driver, which powers his Total Artificial Heart. The Backpack on the ground contains his back-up Freedom driver and extra batteries.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

French Man with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Surpasses Two Years of Support

Due to the global shortage of donor hearts, patients on the waiting list for a heart transplant can wait several months to several years for a...

Aug 13, 2013, 00:30 ET

Un patient français dépasse les deux ans d'assistance avec le cœur artificiel total de SynCardia

- « J'ai récupéré toutes mes fonctions physiques », a déclaré Frédéric Thiollet, 36 ans....

Aug 08, 2013, 08:45 ET
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom(R) portable driver is becoming the new standard of care for end-stage heart failure affecting both sides of the heart (biventricular failure).  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Over 50% of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Heart Hospitals" Are Certified to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Aug 01, 2013, 08:55 ET

Turkey's 1st Pediatric Patient to Receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Celebrates 18th Birthday

 Turning 18 years old is an important milestone in any young man's life, but even more so for Yusuf Enec (photo). This time last year, Yusuf...

Jul 25, 2013, 07:15 ET
The Freedom(R) portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

100th SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implanted in 2013

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Jul 18, 2013, 10:15 ET

Mother of Four with Congenital Heart Defect & Biventricular Heart Failure Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 Stacie Sumandig is no stranger to heart problems. Born with a congenital heart defect called coarctation of the aorta, a narrowing of the...

Jun 27, 2013, 08:05 ET
Nebraska's first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient, Greg Rathe, received a dual heart/kidney transplant at The Nebraska Medical Center on May 17, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Nebraska Medical Center Transplants State's 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient

TUCSON, Ariz., June 27, 2013 For the second time this year, Greg Rathe's medical history has made state history. The 42-year-old father of two, who...

Jun 20, 2013, 08:05 ET
The Companion 2 Driver, which can be docked in the Hospital Cart or Caddy, powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart from implant until the patient's condition stabilizes. Once stable, patients who are eligible can be switched to the smaller, wearable Freedom(R)portable driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Companion 2 Hospital Driver for Powering SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Wins Silver at Medical Design Excellence Awards

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Jun 13, 2013, 06:55 ET
On May 21, 20-year-old Tiernee Gonzalez became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from Cincinnati Children's to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom portable driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

U.S. News & World Report Honors 7 SynCardia Certified Centers Among "Best Children's Hospitals" for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 30, 2013, 06:45 ET
May 17, 2013: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Justin Ryder post-heart transplant with his mother Sharon at University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Former Semi-Pro Arena Football Player Bridged to Heart Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 When Justin Ryder, 35, was discharged from University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson on May 20, he had a new donor heart beating in his...

May 23, 2013, 06:45 ET
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom(R) portable driver in the Backpack is being featured as part of the $3 million Bodyworks Exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Glasgow Science Centre Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in $3 Million Exhibition

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 16, 2013, 09:10 ET
Dr. Jack Copeland (center) is honored with the Pioneer in Transplantation Award at the annual meeting of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) on April 25 in Montreal. He is standing with Dr. David Taylor, ISHLT President 2012-2013 (left) and Dr. James Kirklin, ISHLT President 2009-2010.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Co-Founder Honored with Pioneer in Transplantation Award at ISHLT

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

May 09, 2013, 07:55 ET
May 7, 2013: Alfred Williams, the first patient in the Gulf South Region to receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, with his mother Rebecca Williams at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Ochsner Medical Center Implants 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in Gulf South Region

 When Alfred Williams was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center in December, the 41-year-old father of five had exhausted all treatment options...

May 02, 2013, 08:30 ET
Chris Marshall hiked 607 miles while waiting for his donor heart using the Freedom portable driver to power his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. Mr. Marshall, pictured with his dog Gracie, received his donor heart transplant on Sept. 12, 2012 and is doing well.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's Freedom® Portable Driver Selected as Silver Winner at Edison Awards

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 25, 2013, 09:45 ET
In 2012, 125 implants of the Total Artificial Heart were performed by 54 SynCardia Certified Centers. In Q1 2013, 40 implants of the Total Artificial Heart were performed by 24 SynCardia Certified Centers.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Certified Centers Perform Record Number of Total Artificial Heart Implants During Q1 2013

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 18, 2013, 07:55 ET

Nebraska Medical Center Implants State's First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...

Apr 11, 2013, 11:00 ET
The 50cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is designed for use in patients of smaller stature, including women and adolescents. It has been designated as a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) by the FDA for destination therapy and pediatric bridge to transplant. Prior to clinical use, a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) application for each indication must be approved by the FDA.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

20+ SynCardia Certified Centers to Present Record Number of Total Artificial Heart Abstracts at ISHLT

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total...