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Tucson's SynCardia wins key FDA approval

Tucson's SynCardia wins key FDA approval

A small portable driver for its temporary artificial heart is OK'ed.

July 16, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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UA Medical Center restarts heart transplant program

The University of Arizona Medical Center has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program.

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Ring's Reflections: Pioneers in medicine, science have brought international acclaim to Tucson

Ring's Reflections: Pioneers in medicine, science have brought international acclaim to Tucson

Tucson’s movers and shakers in science and medicine include an archaeologist, a planetary scientist, a heart transplant surgeon and a pioneer in integrative medicine.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Heart-manufacturing technicians Jennifer Ridolphi, left, and Colin Jones-Weinert examine the shells of artificial hearts at SynCardia Systems Inc.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Heart-manufacturing technicians Jennifer Ridolphi, left, and Colin Jones-Weinert examine the shells of artificial hearts at SynCardia Systems Inc.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Michael Garippa, CEO of SynCardia Systems Inc. of Tucson, is hoping to win FDA approval for the company's new, smaller heart for women and youth, and its ultra-portable driver for the heart.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

Justin Ryder, who had a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implanted in December, works out at the Wellness Center at University of Arizona Medical Center, attached to a pneumatic driver that powers his heart device.

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SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

SynCardia a heartbeat from leadership role

A private Tucson company formed in 2001 to take over development of a temporary artificial heart is poised to change the standard of care for patients - and potentially become a powerhouse in heart care.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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