SynCardia Team Celebrates the 2022 AHA Heart Walk
TUCSON, Ariz. – April 23, 2022 – SynCardia Systems, LLC, partners up with the American Heart Association to champion the annual Southern Arizona Heart Walk.
In April 2022 at the Reid Park Tucson AZ, SynCardia staff members joined forces with the Tucson community by participating in the annual Heart Walk, a movement organized by the American Heart Association.
Every year the Heart Walk brings people together, motivates them to get moving, honors survivors, raises funds to save lives, and, of course, is a lot of fun along the way!
The Southern Arizona Heart Walk is an important gathering that aims to raise awareness about heart health, and to establish a free community event that will bring our community together for a positive and fun experience, into a potentially life-saving event.
What is the purpose of this event? As part of the AHA’s mission to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, the Heart Walk was created. The purpose of the race is to get people up and moving and to promote the idea of living a healthier and more active lifestyle. Over a million Americans come together each year for the American Heart Walks across the country, with the aim of supporting this very important cause.
About SynCardia Systems, LLC
Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., SynCardia manufactures the world’s only commercially approved total artificial heart. In clinical use for more than 35 years and with more than 1,800 implants, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is the most widely used and extensively studied TAH in the world.
By partnering with, training and supporting healthcare teams at more than 140 transplant hospitals and heart failure programs in more than 20 countries, SynCardia helps create better outcomes for critically ill adults and adolescents whose best chance at survival is total heart replacement. When a donor heart isn’t an available option, SynCardia provides a new heart without the wait for patients with end-stage heart failure affecting both sides of the heart (biventricular failure).