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Press Information

U.S. Trials
July 24, 2003
LionheartTM patient Marks One Month at Home

HERSHEY, PA- Gayle Snider, the first U.S. Arrow LionHeartTM recipient released from the hospital, suffered a small setback over the weekend, but recovered quickly. The York-area man marked one month at home this week, is putting on weight, and getting increasingly more active.


European Trials

The first human implant of the LionHeartTM left ventricular assist system occurred on October 26, 1999 at the Heart and Diabetes Center in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. This patient is living at home with the device continuing to function as expected.

The Team

The Penn State Artificial Organ program has been interdisciplinary since its beginnings. Initially, researchers from the College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., and the College of Engineering at the University Park campus were the primary participants. Now, the project encompasses physicians, scientists and engineers and includes the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the Applied Research Laboratory and interdisciplinary programs throughout the University.

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