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"Put Down the BBQ Ribs, We've Found You a Donor Heart," Nurse Tells Patient : Ohio Father near Death Gets Second Chance at Life with CardioWest™ temporary Total Artificial Heart
Date:10/8/2008

doctors to take a road trip with his 9-year-old son, Jesse.

"Now we can go back to doing stuff together like we did before my dad's heart got sick," said Jesse.

"I cannot explain the gift the CardioWest artificial heart has given me to have more time with my son," said Jim. "It saved my life and kept me going for 59 days while they found me a new heart. Today, I feel like the six million dollar man."

Originally designed as a permanent replacement heart, the CardioWest artificial heart is currently approved as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients dying from end stage biventricular failure.

The CardioWest artificial heart is the first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE Mark approved temporary Total Artificial Heart in the world. There have been more than 750 implants of the CardioWest artificial heart, accounting for more than 140 patient years of life on the device.

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