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Ochsner Implants First Total Artificial Heart In The Gulf South Region
Date:2/27/2013

six months
  • Considering hospice
  • The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute has received numerous accolades. U.S. News & World Report named Ochsner's Cardiology and Heart Surgery departments among the top 20 across the country in its 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings. Additionally, Healthgrades ranked Ochsner #1 in Louisiana for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services and Coronary Interventional Procedures.

    For more information visit, www.ochsner.org/TotalArtificialHeart or call 504-842-3925. 

    ***Photos available upon request***

    Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across 11 specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

    About the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart
    SynCardia Systems, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) is the privately-held manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart. Originally used as a permanent replacement heart, SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart is currently approved as a bridge to transplant for people dying fr
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