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Aug 15, 2012, 08:05 ET
Ralf Becker, pictured with his wife Silvia, was the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from EJK Duisburg using the Freedom portable driver, which he is wearing in the Backpack. He is currently waiting for a matching donor heart at home.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

EJK Duisburg Becomes One of the Most Active SynCardia Certified Centers in Europe

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

Aug 09, 2012, 07:00 ET
Worldwide, there are currently 68 hospitals across 15 countries that are certified to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's Record-Setting Q2 Marks 5th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

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

Aug 01, 2012, 08:15 ET
Chris Marshall enjoys exploring the Seattle area with his wife Kathy wearing the Freedom portable driver in his Backpack, which powers his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Man Without Human Heart Hikes More Than 400 Miles

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiking up to six miles every day isn't for the faint of heart. Luckily for Chris Marshall, he doesn't...

Jul 25, 2012, 08:45 ET
December 2011: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Shawn Galloway post-transplant with her husband Joel and her daughter Hannah. Galloway received her heart transplant on Sept. 20, 2011, after 60 days of life with the Total Artificial Heart. Photo by Thomas Nguyen.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Texas Mother Bridged to Heart Transplant with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Excited to Adopt New Baby One Year Later

On Sept. 20, 2011, 39-year-old Shawn Galloway was given new life when she received a donor heart transplant after 60 days of support with the...

Jul 19, 2012, 08:30 ET
L to R: Pastor Joey Galloway, Total Artificial Heart recipient Jeremiah Kliesing, his wife Jennifer Kliesing and Total Artificial Heart recipient Shawn Galloway attend church together. Jeremiah and Shawn were both bridged to transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart at Texas Heart Institute. Jeremiah received his heart and kidney transplant on Nov. 11, 2011, and Shawn received her heart transplant on Sept. 20, 2011.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

50% of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for Cardiology & Heart Surgery Making the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Part of Their Toolbox

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

Jul 11, 2012, 06:55 ET
Jim Carelli, Jr. (right), the first patient in New England to receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, pictured with Dr. Michael Givertz, medical director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implant Performed in New England

TUCSON, Ariz., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA,...

Jun 26, 2012, 07:55 ET
Dr. J. William Gaynor, attending cardiothoracic surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

3 Pediatric Centers that Offer SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Named in Top 10 for "Best Children's Hospitals"

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

Jun 20, 2012, 08:05 ET
On June 18, 2012, SynCardia won two Gold Stevie(R) Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards. SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President Michael Garippa accepted the awards for "Company of the Year - Health Products and Services" and "Most Innovative Company of the Year - up to 100 Employees."  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Honored with Two Gold Stevie® Awards at the 2012 American Business Awards(SM)

 On June 18, SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe)...

Jun 07, 2012, 08:50 ET
March 2010: Mia Welch, 21, dancing at Mesa Community College five months before she became ill from heart failure. She was bridged to a heart transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart on March 18, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

21-Year-Old College Student Literally Dances Her Heart Out

Last fall, 21-year-old Mia Welch took the phrase "dancing your heart out" to a whole new level. It all began in summer 2010, when she was attending...

May 31, 2012, 20:22 ET
SynCardia Product Manager Karen Stamm holds the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart while wearing the Freedom(R) portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the Total Artificial Heart. For added patient comfort and convenience, the Freedom driver is designed to be worn in the Backpack or Shoulder Bag (not pictured).  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Wins 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award

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

May 24, 2012, 07:45 ET
Similar to a heart transplant, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart replaces both failing heart ventricles and the four native heart valves. It is the only device that eliminates the symptoms and source of end-stage biventricular heart failure.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Replaces Left Ventricular Assist Devices in 7 Patients

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

May 17, 2012, 07:30 ET
On May 9, 2012, Jordan Merecka presented his surgeon Dr. David L.S. Morales with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that kept him alive for 160 days until he received a donor heart transplant on Oct. 29, 2011. Jordan was the first of three consecutive pediatric patients bridged to transplant with the Total Artificial Heart during a six-month period.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Posts Record Revenue and Profit in Q1 2012

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

May 10, 2012, 10:05 ET
L to R: Dr. Fardad Esmailian, Rotch Delos Santos, RN, Total Artificial Heart patient Michelle Johnson and Dr. Jaime Moriguchi on March 1, 2012.  Photo by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Cedars-Sinai Implants 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to Bridge Mother of Three to Second Heart Transplant

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

May 03, 2012, 08:05 ET
SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President Michael Garippa congratulates Dr. Latif Arusoglu, who was honored with a Proctoring Impact Award from SynCardia at ISHLT for his tireless efforts in proctoring first implants of the Total Artificial Heart at hospitals around the world.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

8 SynCardia Certified Centers & Surgeons Honored for Use of Total Artificial Heart at ISHLT

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

Apr 26, 2012, 08:10 ET
On April 11, 2012, University of Rochester Medical Center announced its first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart at a news conference. L to R: Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Artificial Heart Program, H. Todd Massey, M.D., surgical director of the Artificial Heart Program and Eugene Storozynsky, M.D., Ph.D., transplant cardiologist with the Artificial Heart Program.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Retired Pro Hockey Player 1st to Receive Total Artificial Heart in Upstate New York

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

Apr 12, 2012, 09:15 ET
Pietro Zorzetto is the longest supported SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the world. He received his heart transplant on Sept. 9, 2011, after 1,374 days (nearly 4 years) of life with the Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart Receives HUD Designation for Destination Therapy from FDA

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

Mar 29, 2012, 08:50 ET
On March 21, Christopher Marshall became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the Pacific Northwest to be discharged from the hospital using the 13.5-pound Freedom(R) portable driver. He is pictured with nurse Shauna Andrus and his surgeon Dr. Nahush A. Mokadam at University of Washington Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc., Clare McLean/UW Medicine)

University of Washington Medical Center 1st in Pacific Northwest to Discharge a Patient Without a Human Heart

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

Mar 21, 2012, 07:50 ET
Dr. Mark Plunkett (right) explains the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial heart during a news conference held at University of Kentucky Medical Center on March 5, with Dr. Charles Hoopes and patient Zack Poe. Later that day, Zack became the first Total Artificial Heart patient in the state to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom(R) portable driver.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Kentucky Medical Center Discharges State's 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient

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

Feb 23, 2012, 08:05 ET
In July 2011, during a 12-day period, Texas Heart Institute performed its first four implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. L to R: Dr. Igor Gregoric, Total Artificial Heart patient Ken Woychesin, Dr. Jonathan Ho and Steven Parnis.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1,000th Implant of the World's Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Performed

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th...

Feb 15, 2012, 08:05 ET
December 2011: SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Greg Welsh post-transplant with his daughter Cassandra at her graduation from Arizona State University with her master's degree in teaching.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Total Artificial Heart Patient Receives Donor Heart 15 Years After Decision to Donate Wife's Organs

Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the...