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2014-10-15 08:31:30

The international quarterly publication, which covers topics of innovation worldwide, cites the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart because it saves patients dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure when they cannot get matching donor heart transplants in time. The SynCardia Heart provides the needed blood flow that helps patients recover and be in better condition for their matching donor heart transplants. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., which...

2014-10-08 08:28:08

Randy Shepherd, the first person without a human heart to complete the 4.2-mile Pat's Run course, was able to exercise and get stronger while he waited for his heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the "tin man," has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director of the Mechanical...

2014-10-01 12:31:04

Until his collapse, Chris Marshall was convinced he was not desperately ill from end-stage biventricular heart failure. The SynCardia Heart allowed him to hike 607 miles as he waited for a heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 indicated otherwise: He had end-stage heart failure that required a SynCardia temporary...

2014-09-23 08:30:52

PubMed-indexed case report---with matching video---by surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital concludes that the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart can be modified for use in patients whose hearts have congenital abnormalities. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient with congenital heart disease where his major...

2014-09-18 23:00:49

Heart Transplant program becomes one of only two programs in South Florida. Hollywood, Florida (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital made history this week by performing the first ever, adult heart transplant in Broward County. The hospital received UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) approval to launch the adult heart transplant program earlier this year, becoming one of only two programs in South Florida. The skilled...

2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-16 12:24:58

Peer-reviewed case report says implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart restores "normal biventricular circulation" to a congenital patient with only one functioning ventricle. The male patient was bridged to a donor heart 61 days later. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan...

2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here's an update on the state of this life-saving technology. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145568 The need for donor hearts is growing as heart disease continues...

2014-09-05 08:23:58

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region's best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143219 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143220 SRTR is the official national database of organ transplantation...

2014-09-03 08:32:39

O'Hara lost two siblings to genetic heart failure when he faced dying of the same condition. The SynCardia Heart implant bridged him to a matching donor heart transplant. Today, Pat is doing great. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, Patrick "Pat" O'Hara was bridged to a donor heart transplant and beat genetic heart failure that claimed the lives of two siblings and caused a third to have a heart attack....


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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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