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Sep 16, 2014, 09:30 ET
"Successful Use of the Total Artificial Heart in the Failing Fontan Circulation" is a peer-reviewed case report that describes the implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart into a 13-year-old boy who was bridged to a heart transplant 61 days later. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

13-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial...

Sep 12, 2014, 07:30 ET
French SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, Frederic Thiollet, enjoys a day in the park with a good friend. Thiollet has been out and about for over three years thanks to the Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems)

7 Things About Artificial Hearts That You Should Know

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers...

Sep 12, 2014, 02:30 ET
French SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, Frederic Thiollet, enjoys a day in the park with a good friend. Thiollet has been out and about for over three years thanks to the Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

7 choses à savoir à propos des cœurs artificiels

 -- À partir de 1969 jusqu'au 5 septembre 2014, 1 413 cœurs artificiels de 13 modèles différents ont été...

Sep 03, 2014, 06:45 ET
Patrick O'Hara, wearing his Freedom portable driver that powered his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, and his youngest son, Jordan, attend a Methodist Health Foundation banquet. O'Hara, the first Indianan to receive the SynCardia Heart, was a guest of honor. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Indiana's 1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Helped Pat O'Hara Beat Genetic Heart Failure

 With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:15 ET
SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Inc. Magazine Ranks SynCardia Systems in Top 3rd in its 2014 Inc. 5000 List

SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine...

Aug 13, 2014, 09:15 ET
This wonderful photograph of Andrew, Heather and Haley Weaver was made possible by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart that bridged Andrew to his donor heart transplant. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Dad with Donor Heart Has Fingernails Painted Green by Baby Daughter, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn't see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew...

Aug 05, 2014, 08:45 ET
SynCardia Systems, Inc., received FDA approval to manufacture the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall(TM) valves. The OK gives the company control over the two critical components for heart manufacturing: The valves and the unique formula for segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS), which is manufactured only by SynCardia. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart With SynHall Valves

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary...

Jul 31, 2014, 09:15 ET
Dr. Daniel G. Tang, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, explains the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation procedure. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video

For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:15 ET
Syracuse University basketball fan Ron Fontana wears the colors as he awaits his discharge from Strong Memorial Hospital. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, powered by the Freedom(R) portable driver, is keeping him alive as he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart

 A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong...

Jul 16, 2014, 10:15 ET
With the Freedom(R) portable driver powering his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Arizona resident Randy Shepherd attends baseball games of his son, Nathan. The Freedom portable driver received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically stable. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

FDA Approves the Freedom® Portable Driver That Powers The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 The Freedom® portable driver received FDA approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:45 ET
Paper's Authors: Dr. med Sotirios Spiliopoulos (left) and Prof. Dr. Gero Tenderich (right) of the Department of Surgical Therapy of End-stage Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart and Vascular Center Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany (not pictured Prof. Dr. Reiner Korfer). (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Destination Therapy with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Described in Case Study by EKN Duisburg

A 74-year-old German patient who is not eligible for a donor heart transplant has lived for more than a year on the SynCardia temporary Total...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:45 ET
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart recipient Bill Wohl wins first place in the men's open relay at the 2007 Tempe, Arizona International Triathlon. Wohl received a donor heart transplant in February 2000 after 159 days of support on the SynCardia Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Heart Transplant Patient Celebrates Nearly 15 Years of His '2nd Life,' Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Scottsdale, Arizona resident Bill Wohl is still going strong after he nearly died of heart failure 15 years ago, but received a second chance at...

May 27, 2014, 07:30 ET
Lexi Henderson, with sister Sapphire Colston by her side, bids farewell to University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children's Hospital as the youngest SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to be discharged from a hospital using the Freedom portable driver. The SynCardia Heart powered by the Freedom portable driver allows her to live a near-normal life as she waits for a matching donor heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Florida Teen, 16, Youngest SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged On the Freedom Portable Driver

 Nalexia "Lexi" Henderson made history when she was discharged from University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children's Hospital April 18,...

May 20, 2014, 04:45 ET
Pictured above is Randy and Tiffany Shepherd at the 4-mile marker at Tempe, Arizona's Pat's 4.2 mile Run, April 26, 2014. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient, powered by the Freedom portable driver to complete the long distance course. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1,300th Implant of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Was Performed in April 2014

 SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that a United States patient with end-stage biventricular heart failure received the 1,300th implant...

May 13, 2014, 09:30 ET
To ensure the quality and uninterrupted production of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart the company now has control over the two critical components required for heart manufacturing: CE Mark for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves, and SynCardia is the world's only source for the unique formula of segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS). (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc. )

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall Valves Receives CE Mark

On April 17, 2014, SynCardia Systems, Inc. received the CE Mark for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall™ valves,...

May 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
Randy Shepherd: Man Without A Human Heart Walks 4.2-Mile Pat Tillman Run. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Man's Real-Life Experiences with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed on Social Media Site

 Randy Shepherd's fascinating story of life with a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart has touched the hearts of many who have found...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:42 ET
Randy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Man Without a Human Heart Completes 4.2-Mile Run

 Randy Shepherd's 4.2-mile walk in Pat's Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his...

Apr 22, 2014, 04:45 ET
Annie Krause, a child life specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, offers Tiernee Gonzalez a high five before she's discharged home with her new donor heart. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart supported Gonzalez for 414 days and revitalized her failing kidney. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

21-Year-Old Leaves Hospital with a Kidney Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 she left with a new...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:00 ET
Chris Marshall received his SynCardia Total Artificial Heart from UW Medical Center, which is recognized in "Becker's 100 Great Hospitals in America" list. Wearing the 13.5-pound Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart, Marshall hiked 607 miles while waiting for a donor. After 219 days of support on the SynCardia Heart, he received a donor heart on Sept. 12, 2012. The Freedom portable driver is approved by Health Canada, has the CE mark in Europe and is pending FDA approval.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

67% of U.S. SynCardia Certified Centers Make Becker's 100 Great American Hospitals List

 More than two-thirds, 35, of SynCardia's 52 Certified Centers in the United States are on the "100 Great Hospitals in America" list published...

Apr 01, 2014, 08:55 ET
Since his August. 5, 2011 implant, Frederic Thiollet has been supported with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for 949 days as of April 1, 2014. 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.)

'Best of the Best' SynCardia Certified Centers Earn Honors for Giving End-Stage Heart Failure Patients a Second Chance at Life

Nine 'best of the best' SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total...