#1 Health TV Show on Public Broadcasting Produces 30-Minute Program on the SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart

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“Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” Follows 4 U.S. Patients Living with the World’s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart

The Freedom® portable driver for powering SynCardia’s Total Artificial Heart is CE approved for use in Europe and undergoing an FDA-approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study in the U.S. CAUTION – The Freedom driver is an investigational device, limited by United States law to investigational use.

SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that the longest running health and wellness series on public television, “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” has produced a 30-minute program featuring the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The program, titled “Saving Lives with the Total Artificial Heart” can be viewed by clicking here.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Program Description: “Heart transplantation is often the last resort for a person who has a diseased heart. Unfortunately, the number of people who would benefit from a donor heart exceeds the number of donor hearts available. To help balance this reality, innovative medical professionals have been working for decades to develop the Total Artificial Heart, to be a ‘bridge to transplant’, and keep patients alive until that donor heart becomes available. In this program, we’ll discuss how a normal heart works, how heart failure can develop, and when the Total Artificial Heart is needed. We’ll take you behind the scenes of how the Total Artificial Heart works, and hear success stories from the patients who have received the Total Artificial Heart.” Watch video

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind has been the most carried health and wellness series on public television for the last five years. The program has aired over 200 episodes on more than 300 stations nationwide since its debut in 2004. The series is produced by four-time Emmy Award winner David Counts.

About SynCardia Systems, Inc.

SynCardia Systems, Inc. is the Tucson-based manufacturer of the world’s only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. There have been more than 900 implants of the Total Artificial Heart, accounting for more than 210 patient years of life on the device.

Originally used as a permanent replacement heart, the Total Artificial Heart is currently approved as a bridge to human heart transplant for people dying from end-stage biventricular failure. The Total Artificial Heart is the only device that provides immediate, safe blood flow of up to 9.5 L/min through both ventricles.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.syncardia.com
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