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1st Pediatric Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged Home Using Freedom® Portable Driver
Date:9/7/2011

s (corrected transposition of the great arteries). In April 2011, Jordan was admitted to the hospital after he progressed to end-stage biventricular failure while awaiting a heart transplant. In May, all of his organs began to fail and he was placed on a ventilator. To save Jordan's life, on May 22, his doctors performed the hospital's first implant of SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart.

"It was always our plan to move Jordan to the Freedom driver as soon as he was strong enough and had met all the protocol guidelines," said Dr. David L.S. Morales, pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Texas Children's Heart Center and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), who implanted the Total Artificial Heart. "Jordan will gain a morale boost by being out of the hospital, enjoying a more active teen life as he waits for heart transplantation."

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CAUTION – The Freedom® portable driver is an investigational device, limited by United States law to investigational use.

About the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) is the privately-held manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart. Originally used as a permanent replacement heart, the Total is currently approved as a bridge to transplant for people dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure. More than 950 imp
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