Brother with artificial heart receives transplant

March 25th, 2015

Dominique Larking of Ypsilanti, Mich., who has the same heart condition as his older brother Stan, also in his 20s, has received a donor heart after living with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart since November 2014. The product, developed by Tucson, Ariz.-based SynCardia, is also working for Stan while he awaits a matching-donor heart. […]

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FDA approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for destination study

February 5th, 2015

SynCardia Systems Inc., Tucson, Ariz., has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for permanent use, also called destination therapy. The FDA approved the SynCardia Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application in December to conduct the study in 19 patients […]

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