SynCardia Systems, Inc.06/13/2013
Getting to the Destination: Dr. Marvin Slepian, SynCardia
SynCardia Systems, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) is the privately-held manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart. The company was formed in 2001 by world-renowned heart surgeon Jack G. Copeland, MD, interventional cardiologist Marvin J. Slepian, MD, and biomedical engineer Richard G. Smith, MSEE, CCE, to commercialize the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart .
SynCardia Systems, Inc.05/29/2013
Heart of a Champion - Justin Ryder
Former Semi-Pro Arena Football Player and Father of 3 Had Surgery for an Enlarged Heart at Age 18 Justin Ryder has battled heart problems nearly all his adult life. But after multiple surgeries, the 35-year-old Las Vegas, Nev., resident finally has a ticker that works - SynCardia's temporary Total Artificial Heart. Running out of options with his patched-up natural heart, Ryder had an artificial one implanted in early December at the University of Arizona Medical Center. It keeps him going, literally, while he awaits a donor heart.
SynCardia Total Artifical Heart Patient Profile: Charles Okeke | CBS
2011 Bioscience Company of the Year, SynCardia Systems , Inc. is the privately-held manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart.