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Nov 29, 2012, 09:30 ET
Michael Garippa, SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President, was honored as the Silver winner for "Executive of the Year" by the 2012 Best in Biz Awards.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Wins Copper Cactus Award for Innovation and Two Best in Biz Awards

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

Nov 15, 2012, 09:10 ET
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Chris Marshall and his wife Kathy enjoy a hike in the Seattle-area one month after he received his donor heart transplant at University of Washington Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Hiker without Human Heart Receives Heart Transplant 607 Miles Later

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

Nov 08, 2012, 06:55 ET
On Oct. 25, 2012, Daquain Jenkins, 28, became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the tri-state area to be discharged home using the Freedom portable driver. Wearing his Freedom driver in the Backpack, he is pictured with Kim Ashley, Program Manager in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and his cardiologist Ajith Nair, MD, at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Mount Sinai Medical Center 1st in Tri-State Area to Discharge Patient without Human Heart

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

Oct 18, 2012, 07:30 ET
On Sept. 7, 2012, Marco Fumagalli became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, using the Freedom(R) portable driver. He is pictured with his wife Rosalena Carenzi.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

San Raffaele Hospital in Italy Discharges First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Home

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

Oct 11, 2012, 06:45 ET
Product manager Karen Stamm holds the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart while wearing the Freedom portable driver, the world's first wearable power supply for the Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Exceeds Best Year to Date for Implants and Revenue in the First Nine Months of 2012

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

Oct 04, 2012, 08:05 ET
Slovenia's first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Nikola Gaspic (middle) was bridged to a heart transplant on July 1, 2012. He is pictured post-transplant with his surgeon Dr. Ivan Knezevic and his wife Danica at University Medical Center (UMC) Ljubljana.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Slovenia's First SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Receives Heart Transplant

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

Sep 27, 2012, 07:30 ET
Leroy Haynes is the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in Illinois to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom(R) portable driver. He and his wife of 42 years, Pat, spoke at a news conference held at Advocate Christ Medical Center on Sept. 13, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st Patient in Illinois Discharged Home with 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...

Sep 20, 2012, 06:30 ET
On July 10, 2012, Arif Sahin became the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from Ankara University Heart Center in Turkey using the Freedom(R) portable driver, pictured in the Backpack. Mr. Sahin is currently waiting for a matching donor heart with his family in Ankara.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from Ankara University in Turkey

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

Sep 13, 2012, 07:30 ET
Zack Poe (middle), the first patient in Kentucky to be bridged to transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, poses with his father Tony and his mother Laurie outside University of Kentucky Medical Center.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Kentucky Medical Center Transplants 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...

Aug 23, 2012, 07:15 ET
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart weighs only 160 grams and replaces the failing native heart. The Total Artificial Heart is powered by the 13.5-pound Freedom(R) portable driver, which can be worn by the patient in the Shoulder Bag (pictured) or the Backpack.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Featured in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" Issue

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

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)...