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2014-08-13 08:29:50

A congenital heart defect brought Andrew Weaver close to death from end-stage biventricular heart failure. The SynCardia Heart kept him alive and helped build physical strength for his heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total...

2014-08-05 08:35:18

SynCardia Systems, Inc., now controls last key component in heart manufacturing. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall(TM) valves, giving the company control over the last key component to manufacture the Total Artificial Heart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/133128 FDA approval follows SynCardia's...

2014-07-31 08:37:20

Doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center discuss the benefits and use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a PubMed-indexed case report and video that includes implant surgery of 60-year-old man. TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in a peer reviewed case report paper and matching video posted on the...

2014-07-22 12:29:46

Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. He is enjoying his family, thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom Portable Driver. TUCSON, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart....

2014-07-16 12:27:35

Now the Freedom® portable driver is available to all clinically stable SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patients in the US so they can be discharged from the hospital to enjoy life with family while waiting for their donor hearts. TUCSON, Ariz., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom® portable driver received 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...

2014-06-11 12:28:22

Bill Wohl lives a busy, active life participating in Transplant Games and competitions, including triathlons, while promoting organ donation TUCSON, Ariz., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 life made possible by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant....

2014-05-20 04:21:05

When All Other Treatments Fail, the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Can Save the Sickest of the Sick. The Freedom Portable Driver Allows a Majority of SynCardia Patients to be Discharged from the Hospital to Live at Home & Get In Better Shape for Their Heart Transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that a United States patient with end-stage biventricular heart failure received the 1,300th implant of the SynCardia temporary...

2014-05-08 08:34:00

In Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Section, Randy Shepherd Responds to Hundreds of Questions about His 10-Plus Months with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart & His Completion of the 4.2-Mile Pat's Run on April 26, 2014 TUCSON, Ariz., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Shepherd's fascinating story of life with a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart has touched the hearts of many who have found inspiration as well as information on how the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada...

2014-04-22 04:21:29

"I was completely shocked," recalls Tiernee Gonzalez of Ohio. "I found out that it wasn't the end, that I had another chance at life." TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 she left with a new human heart and, as physicians had hoped, a fully recovered kidney. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76846 The heart transplant and the revitalized kidney...

2014-04-08 12:31:04

Becker's Hospital Review Focuses on Cutting-Edge Healthcare Information for Hospital and Healthcare Leaders TUCSON, Ariz., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 by Becker's Hospital Review. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA00151 "When more than a third of America's top 100 hospitals have the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart it...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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