Artifical heart calms the wait for a transplant

Banner - University Medicine Institutes

Rare procedure provides the gift of time

With his chances of survival dwindling, Trent Lunsford suddenly had new hope when he became the first patient to receive an artificial heart in a rare procedure. He still needed a new heart, but this technological innovation, performed at the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, gave him the gift of time: 127 days, to be exact.

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Generating ground-breaking research

Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Focused on age-related diseases

Located in Sun City, Arizona, and serving the Sun Cities, Surprise, Peoria, and surrounding areas, the Banner Sun Health Research Institute conducts research, clinical care, prevention, and education in memory and movement disorders.

The work of the Institute's scientists and physicians has had a significant impact on generating ground-breaking research in these debilitating age-related diseases.