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Jan 21, 2015, 10:30 ET
Stan Larkin gets ready to go home without a human heart. Larkin has been discharged from the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, powered by the Freedom portable driver, which Larkin is holding.

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
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Steve Williams and his wife, Mary, share a happy moment on Thanksgiving. The Freedom portable driver that powers his SynCardia Heart is on his lap.

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 its Executive Vice President, Global Commercialization.

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
French resident Frederic Thiollet has been supported by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for 1,250 days, nearly three and half years. The Freedom(R) portable driver that powers the SynCardia Heart allows him to live a near normal lifestyle. The record for a patient to live on the SynCardia Heart is 1,374 days, nearly four years before he received his donor heart transplant.

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
Gates Orlando was first person in Upstate New York to receive a Syncardia Total Artificial Heart.  He received a donor heart a few months after this photo was taken.

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...

Dec 02, 2014, 09:55 ET
Christopher Larsen, pictured at Window Rock, AZ, is back home in the Navajo Nation. He gets around with the support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom portable driver. Larsen has arranged to fly to Tucson when a matching donor heart becomes available.

Navajo Nation Man Without a Human Heart Plans to Fly to His Heart Transplant

Christopher Larsen, supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that saved his life, has taken advantage of a rule change that...

Nov 18, 2014, 08:35 ET
Don Isaacs, Vice President of Communications for SynCardia Systems, Inc., holds a SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Award for Innovator of the Year for Small Companies. SynCardia was honored with the award presented by Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Steven G. Zylstra, President and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council.

SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver

SynCardia Systems, Inc., has been recognized with the 2014 Innovator of the Year Award for Small Companies presented by the Arizona Technology...

Nov 12, 2014, 09:05 ET
Michael P. Garippa, SynCardia CEO and President, awards the Anna Salazar Memorial Scholarship to Justine Bacchus, who is a biomedical engineering junior at the University of Arizona. The late Anna Salazar was a senior quality engineer at SynCardia.

SynCardia 2014 Engineering Scholarship for Women Awarded to University of Arizona Junior Justine Bacchus

SynCardia Systems, Inc., has awarded its Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship to University of Arizona junior Justine Bacchus, who is...

Nov 04, 2014, 06:55 ET
The five authors of a case series in the November 2014 The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation describing virtual implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart are, from left, Ryan A. Moore, MD; Peace C. Madueme, MD; Angela Lorts, MD; David L.S. Morales, MD, and Michael D. Taylor, MD, PhD, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Heart Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.

3D Virtual Implantation Demonstrated that 19-Year-Old Female Could be Successfully Bridged to Transplant with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after...

Oct 22, 2014, 06:00 ET
Jack Jones reunites with therapy dog Jack, who visited Jones many times while he was in Sentara Heart Hospital last year waiting for his matching donor heart transplant. Jones was implanted with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, which bridged him to a heart transplant.

Tennessee Farmer, Saved by the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Returns to Virginia to Complete 25th Anniversary Vacation

When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a...

Oct 15, 2014, 08:55 ET
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SynCardia Earns The New Economy Award for Best Medical Device Company

SynCardia Systems, Inc., which manufactures the world's only FDA (United States), Health Canada and CE (Europe)-approved Total Artificial Heart,...

Oct 08, 2014, 09:15 ET
Tiffany and Randy Shepherd are all smiles as Randy looks forward to his hospital discharge after receiving a heart transplant. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart supported Randy for 15 months as he waited for a matching donor heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Arizona's 'Tin Man' Gets a Donor Heart after 15 Months on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the "tin man," has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:15 ET
Kathy and Chris Marshall caught salmon and halibut on a July 2014 fishing trip in Alaska's Prince William Sound, nearly two years after he received a heart transplant. The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart bridged him to a matching donor heart. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

Cardiac-Induced Black-out Convinces Alaska Man to Get the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Alaskan hiker Chris Marshall thought he was in pretty good shape despite his heart failure, but a black-out while walking laps around the ICU...

Sep 23, 2014, 08:05 ET
On the one-year anniversary of his donor heart transplant, Jordan Merecka presents his surgeon and friend Dr. David S.L. Morales with a display case holding Jordan's SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and a picture of Jordan's photo on the Times Square JumboTron in New York City. (PRNewsFoto/SynCardia Systems, Inc.)

1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital

A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient...

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...

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...