Worldwide, more than 65 patients have been supported by the Freedom portable driver. From Russia to Richmond, from Australia to Arizona, Total Artificial Heart patients have been discharged from the hospital without human hearts to wait for a matching donor heart at home and in their communities. There are currently SynCardia Certified Centers in 12 countries on 3 continents – North America, Europe and Australia.
Prior to the development of the Freedom driver, stable Total Artificial Heart patients in the U.S. were confined to the hospital for months, sometimes years while they waited for a matching donor heart because the only FDA-approved driver is hospital-based "Big Blue" which weighs 418 pounds.
SynCardia has been honored with multiple awards in 2011, including being ranked #20 in Fast Company's annual list of the "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies," named "Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year" and selected as one of six finalists for the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS and Technology Review.
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. manufactures the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Art
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