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2012-03-08 14:05:00

Experienced Materials/Medical Device Executive to Oversee Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering for the World´s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Douglas Nutter has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Nutter will oversee manufacturing, quality and...

2012-03-06 13:28:00

First patient successfully receives donor heart. Second patient on Freedom Driver. NORFOLK, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Living without a heart. What was once only a far off concept has now become a reality for advanced heart failure patients in need of more time to await a heart transplant. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/DC65557) Physicians at Sentara Heart Hospital have begun offering the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as the latest...

2012-03-01 13:05:00

Doctors Estimate up to 10 Patients a Year at Allegheny Could Benefit from the Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) performed its first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Feb. 17. “We are extremely proud to be the first...

2012-02-28 14:00:00

For heart failure patients with end stage disease, mechanical assist devices can take over the heart's pumping function and improve blood flow and organ function. Abington, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 The Pilla Heart Center at Abington Memorial Hospital is now offering ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure. The VAD, also referred to as a mechanical assist device, is recommended when the heart fails to respond to other interventions such as...

2012-02-27 14:28:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JARVIK HEART, Inc., a privately-held company that develops and manufactures cardiac assist devices, announced conditional FDA approval of its Pivotal Trial for evaluation of the Jarvik 2000® heart for destination therapy (DT). Use of the device for DT means that it will provide long-term, permanent support to end-stage congestive heart failure patients who are not candidates for heart transplant. The approval permits fifty medical centers to...

2012-02-23 13:25:00

Total Artificial Heart Available at 56 SynCardia Certified Centers Worldwide with an Additional 34 Hospitals Currently Undergoing Certification Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th implant of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart was performed on Feb. 10 at The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson,...

2012-02-23 16:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiothoracic surgeons at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh have become the first in western Pennsylvania and among an elite group in the world to replace a failing human heart with the latest generation total artificial heart implant, introducing a new, life-sustaining treatment option for the most critically ill patients with end-stage heart failure. The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, developed by...

2012-02-23 07:05:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the 1,000th implant of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart was performed on Feb. 10 at The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Since then, an additional four implants of the Total Artificial Heart have been performed at SynCardia Certified Centers...

2012-02-15 15:30:00

47-Year-Old Father of One Waited for Matching Donor Heart at Home for 3 Months Using Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the decision to donate his wife´s organs in hopes of helping others. Fifteen years later, Mr. Welsh´s gift came full circle when he received a donor heart transplant after 120 days of life with the...

2012-02-15 13:09:00

DETROIT, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few hospitals have as much experience with the Berlin Heart as DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was eager to hear testimony from Henry L. Walters III, MD, chief of cardiovascular surgery at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Walters provided testimony about the device at a recent public hearing. After reviewing the clinical trial data and hearing testimony from Dr. Walters and...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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