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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...

Mar 25, 2014, 17:00 ET
SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart, often powered by the wearable Freedom(R) portable driver, has been used to eliminate the symptoms and source of end-stage biventricular heart failure brought on by many causes, including cardiac tumor and VAD failure. Top heart surgeons shared their cases in a recent SynCardia Systems, Inc. conference.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Top U.S. Heart Surgeons Share Best Practices for Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 Thought leaders in the U.S. heart transplant and mechanical device field recently detailed the best practices for a growing list of uses for...

Mar 18, 2014, 07:00 ET
Dr. Jack Copeland points out the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart could save the lives of patients whose heart transplants have failed and are unlikely to get another heart transplant. SynCardia hopes to launch clinical studies this year using the SynCardia Heart for destination therapy (a permanent replacement heart).  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Could Become the Life-Saving Answer to Heart Transplant Graft Failure

SynCardia Systems, Inc. is moving forward to gain FDA approval to use the SynCardia temporary Total...

Mar 11, 2014, 16:00 ET
The 70cc SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, left, has been implanted in nearly 1,300 patients worldwide. The smaller 50cc SynCardia Heart, right, which could go to clinical trials this year pending FDA approval, is designed to fit in heart failure patients of smaller stature, including most women and many adolescents.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

New Smaller SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Will Expand Life-Saving Therapy to All Adults & Many Adolescents

 Recent developments surrounding the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will make the life-saving device available to three times the...

Mar 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
Dr. Jack G. Copeland, a co-founder of SynCardia Systems, Inc., recently was named a Heart Hero by the Tucson division of the American Heart Association for his pioneering work on heart transplants and the Total Artificial Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

American Heart Association Honors Dr. Jack Copeland, Total Artificial Heart Pioneer

 Internationally renowned heart transplant pioneer Dr. Jack G. Copeland was honored recently as a "Heart Hero" by the American Heart...

Feb 25, 2014, 07:10 ET
Ava was 2 years old when she walked with her grandma, Diane Kurtyka, left, after her SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant. Two years later she took a walk hand-in-hand with her dad, Albert Kurtyka, following his SynCardia Heart implant. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Virginia Mother & Son Dying From Heart Failure Are Successfully Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Heart at VCU Medical Center

A Newport News, Va., mom and her adult son each had heart problems that started in their early 30s, resulting in the need to receive donor heart...

Feb 18, 2014, 13:00 ET
SynCardia's Freedom portable driver, which powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, has been selected as a 2014 Edison Awards finalist. The driver allows clinically stable SynCardia Heart patients to go home while they wait for donor hearts. This is the second time the Freedom portable driver has been nominated for an Edison Award, which recognizes innovation.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Edison Awards Selects SynCardia's Freedom Portable Driver As a 2014 Innovation Finalist

The Freedom® portable driver that powers the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:05 ET
Dr. Umit Kervan, associate professor at Turkiye Yusek Ihstisas Hospital, center, spends time with Turkey's 25th SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implant patient, Sefa Yilmaz, left, who was implanted on Jan. 13, 2014, and Yilmaz Cekic, right, the country's 24th implant patient. Cekic, wearing the Freedom portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart, was discharged from the hospital on Jan. 31, 2014, less than six weeks after surgeons removed his dying heart and replaced it with the SynCardia Heart.  (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Turkey's Best Heart Hospitals Implant 25 Total Artificial Hearts in 40 Months

Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital in Ankara recently implanted Turkey's 24th and 25th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Hearts as a bridge to...

Jan 28, 2014, 07:00 ET
Jack, a Jack Russell terrier that serves as a therapy dog at Sentara Heart Hospital, hangs out with his friend, Jack Jones. Jones and Jack spent a lot of time together while Jones waited for a donor heart while supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Tennessee Couple's Nightmare Vacation Turns into a Life-Saving Journey, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

 Even though Greenbrier, Tenn., residents Jack and Mary Jones were 685 miles from home and on vacation, they soon learned that they were in...

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