Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation Man Without a Human Heart Plans to Fly to His Heart Transplant

With the Freedom portable driver powering the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, patients are now able to choose alternative transportation other than driving to the hospital for their donor heart transplant.
Press Release

December 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Christopher Larsen, supported by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that saved his life, has taken advantage of a rule change that allows him to wait for a matching donor heart at his home in the Navajo Nation, a six-hour drive from University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC). Most heart centers require heart transplant-eligible patients to live within a two-hours-or-less drive in order to be prepared to receive their donor heart.

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