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Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first patient in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital just in time to celebrate Easter and her 17th birthday. When Henderson arrived at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital almost a year ago in mid-May, she was in severe heart failure. Her transplanted heart, which she had received in 2007 at UF Health Shands Hospital, could no longer pump enough blood throughout her body to keep other organs functioning.

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