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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...

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...