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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...

Feb 09, 2012, 08:05 ET
Total Artificial Heart recipient Jordan Merecka and his girlfriend Linda Thibodeaux attend a benefit held in his honor on Jan. 26, 2012. The two met at Texas Children's Hospital where both were being treated for congenital heart failure. Jordan was implanted with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in May 2011, the same month Linda received her second heart transplant.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Teen with Total Artificial Heart Bridged to Transplant at Texas Children's Hospital

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

Jan 19, 2012, 09:25 ET
Heart surgeon Dr. Ivan Knezevic is pictured with Slovenia's first Total Artificial Heart patient Nikola Gaspic. On Dec. 29, 2011, Mr. Gaspic was discharged from UMC Ljubljana to wait for a matching donor heart at home wearing the Freedom(R) portable driver that powers his Total Artificial Heart in the Backpack.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Slovenia's 1st Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from UMC Ljubljana Using the Freedom® Portable Driver

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Dec. 29,...

Jan 04, 2012, 12:51 ET
SynCardia CEO/President Michael Garippa is pictured with pediatric Total Artificial Heart recipient Jordan Merecka, 18, at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Dec. 13, 2011. Jordan received a matching donor heart on Oct. 29, 2011 after 160 days of life with SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Nearly Doubles Sales for Second Straight Year in 2011

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

Dec 08, 2011, 09:30 ET
Total Artificial Heart patient Shawn Galloway, pictured with her husband Joey, was discharged from Texas Heart Institute carrying her Freedom(R) portable driver in the Shoulder Bag on Aug. 23, 2011. She received a donor heart transplant on Sept. 20, 2011.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Forbes Names SynCardia One of "America's Most Promising Companies"

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

Sep 29, 2011, 08:45 ET
Total Artificial Heart patient Omer Bayrak visits the booth of the Turkish distributor for SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart at a medical meeting on Sept. 17, 2011. He is pictured with his three children, Zahide, 21 (left), Betul, 12 and his son Emre, 16.(PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Total Artificial Heart Patient Enjoys Spotlight as "The Only Man in Turkey Who Lives Without a Heart"

In May 2011, Omer Bayrak made headlines when he became the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom®...

Sep 21, 2011, 10:15 ET

SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart Rescues LVAD Patient with Right Ventricular Failure

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

Sep 07, 2011, 08:10 ET
Jordan Merecka, 18, is the first pediatric SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from Texas Children's Hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom(R) portable driver. Jordan, pictured with his mother Suzanne, is participating in the FDA clinical study of the Freedom driver, a wearable power supply for SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc., Allen S. Kramer)

1st Pediatric Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged Home Using Freedom® Portable Driver

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Texas Children's...

Aug 31, 2011, 11:05 ET
Matthew Green, the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the UK to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom(r) portable driver, with his wife Gill and his 5-year-old son Dylan.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Goes Social on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that it has launched...

Aug 24, 2011, 09:05 ET
Richard Whittington, the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient in the Midwest to be discharged from the hospital using the Freedom(R) portable driver, is interviewed by reporters at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Iowa Discharges 1st Total Artificial Heart Patient in the Midwest

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

Aug 17, 2011, 08:00 ET
Left to right: Prof. Dr. med. A. Hoffmeier, Total Artificial Heart recipient Jan Detert post-transplant, Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. A. Rukosujew, Prof. Dr. med. J.R. Sindermann and Prof. Dr. med. T.D.T. Tjan at University of Muenster in Germany.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

University of Muenster Bridges 1st Patient to Transplant with SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart

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