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New Video Series Spotlights Role of Biomedical Engineers in Caring for Total Artificial Heart Patients
Date:5/28/2009

ical Engineering">Episode 2: Biomedical Engineering - "It's probably the most extreme job I can imagine because we have people's lives in our hands," says Tara, a biomedical engineer who works for Smith at UMC. In this episode, viewers meet two young biomedical engineers, Tara and Dominic, who become so close with their patients they say they feel like part of the family.

Heart Science (Extended Version) - This episode combines footage from Episodes 1 & 2, as well as Episode 3: Medical Imaging. It also includes additional interview footage with Smith, Tara, Dominic and Total Artificial Heart patient Vanessa Cirillo.

The episodes can be viewed at http://www.exploreyourfuture.org/watch.php.

Originally designed as a permanent replacement heart, the Total Artificial Heart is currently approved as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients dying from end-stage biventricular failure. The Total Artificial Heart is the only device that provides immediate, safe blood flow of up to 9.5 L/min through both ventricles.

The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is the first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE Mark approved Total Artificial Heart in the world. There have been more than 790 implants of the Total Artificial Heart, accounting for more than 160 patient years of life on the device.

Media Contact:
Don Isaacs
Vice President of Communications
SynCardia Systems, Inc.
Cell: (520) 955-0660

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Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Biomedical_Engineers/Total_Artificial_Heart/prweb2470314.htm.


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