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Photo shared by Randy during the hike.

Randy’s Remarkable Journey: Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary Since Receiving SynCardia’s Totally Artificial Heart

July 7, 2023

Syncardia Systems, LLC., a Picard Medical Company

Celebrating Randy's incredible 10-year anniversary since receiving a Total Artificial Heart! Despite facing immense challenges, Randy has shown us what it means to live life to the fullest and embrace every opportunity with unwavering determination.

We are celebrating Randy’s 10-year anniversary since receiving a SynCardia Total Artificial Heart! Randy has shown us what it means to live life to the fullest and embrace every opportunity with unwavering determination.

Randy found solace in the world of athleticism. Despite facing rheumatic fever not once, but twice, his love for sports pushed him to pursue a career in semi-professional baseball and various other sports. As his condition continued to deteriorate, doctors orchestrated a symphony of hope by implanting SynCardia’s temporary Total Artificial Heart. You can read more about Randy’s story here .

To mark this milestone, in June this year, Randy embarked on an epic hiking adventure in Arizona, defying all odds and conquering breathtaking mountains. His resilience and indomitable spirit serve as a powerful reminder to us that with the right mindset, anything is possible. Let us celebrate his incredible achievements and draw inspiration from his courage to overcome obstacles.

Randy’s words –

Today marks my 10-year anniversary since receiving second chances with the total artificial heart, please express my gratitude to the company and to the staff for all they have allowed me to be able to do since that day. I have seen both of my daughters graduate from high school and get married I get to watch my son play sports and grow into a man, and I get to spend every day with me the most beautiful woman in the world. I am truly blessed far more than I deserve. Thank you SynCardia.”

The SynCardia team is delighted about this outcome, and we eagerly anticipate the chance to make a positive difference in the lives of more than 100,000 patients in the United States and patients worldwide who require a heart transplant.

Photo shared by Randy during the hike.
Photo shared by Randy during the hike.

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).