Patient Story Spotlight: Stan, 23

After 555 days of life with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH), Stan received his heart transplant.

Stan and his younger brother, Domonique, were both born with a life-threatening condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). When Stan’s condition progressed to affecting both sides of his heart in his 20s, he was admitted to the hospital in need of a heart transplant.

Doctors feared Stan wouldn’t survive the wait for a donor heart and implanted the SynCardia TAH to bridge him to a transplant. He was discharged a month later to wait for a matching donor heart at home using the Freedom® Portable Driver.

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