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SynCardia Systems, Inc. Hits Record-Setting 150th Implant Of The Total Artificial Heart In 2013


12/11/2013 7:39:25 AM

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TUCSON, ARIZ., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. continues to set records with the implantation of the year's 150th SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart on Nov. 26, 2013. With almost three weeks left in 2013, SynCardia projects beating the 2012 record of 125 implants by 35 additional Total Artificial Hearts, the most patients ever implanted in one year. "The record we are setting in 2013 for SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implants nearly doubles what was then our 2011 record-breaking year of 81 implants," says SynCardia CEO and President Michael P. Garippa. The new record includes the first patient in the Gulf South Region, the first Nebraska and Florida patients, an Indiana patient who became the 1,200th implant worldwide and the youngest patient, 16, ever to receive a SynCardia Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver.

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