Arizona resident receives donor heart transplant after living with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

10/08/14
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News-Medical.net, Oct. 8, 2014

Randy Shepherd, an Arizona resident nicknamed the "tin man," has received a donor heart transplant after 15 months of support from the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. He was transplanted September 15, 2014, by Dr. Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at University of Arizona Medical Center, and discharged October 8.