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Indiana's 1st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Helped Pat O'Hara Beat Genetic Heart Failure
Date:9/3/2014

nd the farm. "I'm kind of keeping pretty busy," he says.

The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and subsequent heart transplant eliminated O'Hara's IHSS and gave him a second chance at life. "It is an amazing device," he says.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.syncardia.com/

About the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart

SynCardia Systems, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona is the privately-held owner and 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 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is currently approved as a bridge to transplant for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure in which both ventricles can no longer pump enough blood for a person to survive.

More than 1,350 implants of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart accounts for over 400 patient years of life on the device. Since January 2011 more than 400 SynCardia Hearts have been implanted.

SynCardia Systems also manufactures the Freedom® portable driver, which powers the SynCardia Heart while allowing clinically stable patients to leave the hospital to live at home and in their communities. The wearable Freedom driver has been used by over 175 patients, accounting for over 100 years of support.

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