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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Bridges Mother of Four with Congenital Heart Defect & Biventricular Heart Failure to Transplant
Date:7/18/2013

on the Total Artificial Heart. It was the only option that would allow me to address the separation of her aorta while supporting her heart function, and provide her with a durable bridge to her eventual heart transplant."

Four days after Sumandig was admitted to UW Medical Center, on Nov. 6, 2012, Dr. Mokadam removed her failing heart and replaced it with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.

“It’s kind of scary when they first tell you about the Total Artificial Heart, but it’s an amazing gift,” said Sumandig. “I wouldn’t be here without it. The Total Artificial Heart was better than the heart I was born with.”

On Dec. 21, 2012, Sumandig was discharged from the hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom® portable driver, the world’s first wearable power supply for the Total Artificial Heart.

“The Freedom driver gave me a fairly normal life while I was waiting for my donor heart,” said Sumandig. “I went shopping. I went on walks with my sister at the park. We had a family gathering, and I played badminton and cornhole. I even went bowling.”

On May 21, after 196 days of life with the Total Artificial Heart, Sumandig received the call that a matching donor heart had become available. Two days after the transplant, she was breathing on her own and after two more days, she was up walking the hospital hallways. Sumandig was discharged home with her new donor heart on June 6.

“I miss the team at University of Washington a lot,” said Sumandig. “I will always have a place in my heart for them. They were so kind, so good, so thorough, and I’m just so thankful that I could be a part of Dr. Mokadam’s miracle. I can’t thank him enough. Now I’ll be able to grow old with my family.”

CAUTION – The Freedom portable driver is an investigational device, limited by United
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