World’s 1st Total Artificial Heart Patients Discharged Home Using SynCardia Systems, Inc. Freedom(TM) Portable Driver  
6/22/2010 9:42:53 AM

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SynCardia Systems, Inc. (, manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the world’s first three Total Artificial Heart patients have been discharged from SynCardia Certified Centers using the new Freedom™ portable driver. Weighing 13.5 lbs, the Freedom driver is the world’s first wearable portable driver designed to power SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart both inside and outside the hospital.