New Record of 161 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants Set in 2013
by chrismarin on January 16th, 2014 at 10:58pm
With 161 SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heartsimplanted in 2013, nearly double the 81 implants performed in 2011, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is on track to exceed 200 implants of the Total Artificial Heart in 2014, the company announced today. “We expect demand to continue to accelerate this year,” says Michael P. Garippa, SynCardia CEO and President.
“The SynCardia Heart saves patients dying of heart failure and the Freedom® portable driver provides patients without hu man hearts a life worth living outside the hospital.” The driver significantly improves the patient’s quality of life and eliminates most in-hospital cost for this portion of the patient’s care, Garippa added.
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