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Total Artificial Heart Surgery
Performs Ochsner Medical Center has completed surgery on the first person in the Gulf South Region to receive a SynCardi temporary Total Artificial Heart. Dr. Hector Ventura, Ochsner Cardiologist, and Dr. Aditya Bansal, Ochsner Cardiothoracic Surgeon discuss the process for implanting this device, which is a bridge to a heart transplant, and the advances that have taken place in heart surgery over the years. Ochsner is one of 40 sites nationwide certified to perform this type of artificial heart transplant.