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1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implant Performed in New England
Date:7/11/2012

TUCSON, Ariz., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has performed New England's first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart.

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"If I didn't have this device, I probably would have ended up dying," said patient Jim Carelli, Jr. "It's not a difficult choice when you want to live - and I wanted to live."

Mr. Carelli, 66, is a former high school science teacher and track coach who taught for 32 years before retiring in 2004. He was an avid runner and golfer until three years ago, when he experienced an irregular heartbeat. In 2010, he was diagnosed with late-stage cardiac amyloidosis, a disorder that causes protein in the blood to build up in the heart muscle. Over time, the protein causes the heart muscle to thicken and weaken until eventually the heart begins to fail.

By February 2012, he was in need of a heart transplant to survive, but no matching donor heart was available. To save his life, on Feb. 17, doctors at Brigham and Women's performed the region's first implant of the Total Artificial Heart to bridge him to a heart transplant.

"This was the power of teamwork and the strength and courage of an individual," said Dr. Michael Givertz, medical director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. "He's a courageous, resilient man with an amazing joy for life."

At a press conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mr. Carelli's surgeon, Dr. Gregory Couper, sa
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