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May 10, 2016, 08:45 ET Eight of The Best Total Artificial Heart Centers Honored by SynCardia

The eight honored SynCardia Certified centers were presented awards during the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Heart & Lung...


May 03, 2016, 11:02 ET Pat's Run: 'Tin Man' Completes 3rd Consecutive Run Without His Native Heart

 As a teenager, an active and athletic Randy Shepherd twice contracted rheumatic fever, which damaged his heart. He continued enjoying sports...


Apr 13, 2016, 10:05 ET World's Leading Artificial Heart Center, La Pitié Hospital, Paris, Celebrates 30 Years and 249 Implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 Prof. Christian Cabrol implanted the first Total Artificial Heart in France on Sunday, April 13, 1986 at La Pitié- Salpêtrière...


Mar 21, 2016, 04:55 ET New York Times Posts Retro Report Documentary: The Total Artificial Heart - From 1st Implant to World's Most Used Artificial Heart

 Learn the history and modern use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) from the world premiere 12-minute Retro Report...


Feb 29, 2016, 09:05 ET Early Findings of the 50cc SynCardia Heart Indicate That It Fits Underserved Patients - Women & Adolescents

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced that between December 2014 through Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 23 patients (70% female, compared to the...


Nov 04, 2015, 15:00 ET The Manufacturer of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart has Hired Investment Bank Canaccord Genuity, Inc. to Advise the BOD on Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Stakeholder Equity

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. ("SynCardia" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore and...


Sep 22, 2015, 11:48 ET SynCardia Provides Update Regarding Voluntary Recall of Potentially Affected Freedom® Portable Drivers

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. today provided an update regarding the resolution of a recent voluntary recall of a limited number of its...


Sep 02, 2015, 15:21 ET 30 Years Ago Michael Drummond Became the 1st Heart Failure Patient to be Successfully Bridged to a Donor Heart Transplant

 A successful bridge to a donor heart transplant (BTT) 30 years ago revolutionized the treatment of end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart...


Aug 25, 2015, 04:05 ET What Makes a Donor Heart Available for Transplant Was Almost a 'Deal Breaker' for Pastor Who Needed One to Save His Life

 Jim LaFontaine tries to live a life worthy of the person who donated the heart that gave the Essex, Massachusetts resident a second chance at...


Aug 18, 2015, 09:45 ET The Start of SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Destination Clinical Study Wins Edison Awards' Top Honor

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. earned a 2015 Gold Edison Award for the clinical study into the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total...


Apr 14, 2015, 09:45 ET SynCardia Systems, Inc. Honored With the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award by Az Business Magazine

 On April 9, SynCardia Systems, Inc. was honored with the 2015 Medical Company of the Year Award in the 8th annual Az Business magazine...


Apr 07, 2015, 08:35 ET SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Featured in 12 ISHLT Abstracts

Twelve abstracts and posters on the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will be part of the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions by...


Mar 31, 2015, 08:30 ET FDA Approves Investigational Study for New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study on the effective use of its...


Mar 24, 2015, 09:55 ET U.S. Heart Surgeons Accept Only 34% of Available Donor Hearts for Transplant

 Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the leading cause of death in the modernized world, taking more lives than all...


Mar 10, 2015, 12:15 ET Medical Journal Describes 2 Consecutive SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patients Bridged to Dual Heart-Kidney Transplants

 The first single-center report, "Combined Heart-Kidney Transplantation After Total Artificial Heart Insertion," in Transplantation Proceedings...


Mar 03, 2015, 11:21 ET Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant

Michigan brothers Dominique Larkin, 23, and Stan, 24, share an inherited heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or...


Feb 24, 2015, 11:30 ET Dan Hudspeth Joins SynCardia Systems, Inc. As Chief Financial Officer

Dan Hudspeth has been named Chief Financial Officer of SynCardia Systems, Inc., the company announced today. "Mr. Hudspeth has over 20 years...


Feb 17, 2015, 13:30 ET Patients Supported for More Than 1 Year by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Experienced Acceptable Outcomes, Concludes International Study

 Seventy-four percent of patients who were supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for more than a year were either bridged...


Feb 10, 2015, 08:45 ET Digital Magazine Video Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 Watch and listen to surgeons and patients talk about their experience with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in the latest...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:10 ET These 7 Artificial Heart Facts Could Help Save Your Life

 For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not...


Jan 21, 2015, 10:30 ET Michigan Man First in State to be Discharged from the Hospital without a Human Heart

Brothers Stanford and Dominique Larkin, who inherited the same life-threatening genetic heart disease, are benefiting from the same life-saving...


Jan 13, 2015, 10:30 ET Heart Failure Patient Sleeps Better Knowing He has the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Before Steve Williams received the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant to eliminate his end-stage biventricular heart failure, he...


Jan 12, 2015, 14:40 ET Tim Shannon Joins SynCardia Systems, Inc. as Executive Vice President, Global Commercialization

SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Tim Shannon joined the company January 5, 2015 as its Executive Vice President, Global...


Jan 06, 2015, 13:36 ET FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for Destination Therapy Study

SynCardia Systems, Inc. has received FDA approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial...


Dec 16, 2014, 08:45 ET Former SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Rides in Rose Parade

A former NHL player who was supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart before receiving his donor heart transplant will ride in...