50% of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” for Cardiology & Heart Surgery Making the Total Artificial Heart Part of Their Toolbox
Among the Top 50 Hospitals, 15 are SynCardia Certified Centers, 5 are Currently Completing Certification and 5 are Starting Certification
SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that among the top 50 centers honored in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list for cardiology and heart surgery, 15 are certified to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, five are currently completing certification and an additional five are starting certification.
“The U.S. News and World Report rankings are a clear indicator that the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart is rapidly becoming the new standard of care for end-stage biventricular heart failure,” said Michael Garippa, SynCardia Chairman/CEO/President.
During Q1 2012, SynCardia Certified Centers set a new record for Total Artificial Heart implants performed in a single quarter. Through the first half of 2012, implants have increased by 48% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 34 SynCardia Certified Centers in U.S. and 67 worldwide… read more at Syncardia.com