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A 16-year-old Florida girl became the youngest person in the world to leave a hospital with a total artificial heart April 18, 2014. Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital just in time to celebrate Easter and her 17th birthday. Ann Hentschel, R.N., removes some of Lexi's room decorations as they prepare to discharge Lexi after more than 300 days in the hospital.
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A 16-year-old Florida girl became the youngest person in the world to leave a hospital with a total artificial heart April 18, 2014. Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital just in time to celebrate Easter and her 17th birthday. Ann Hentschel, R.N., removes some of Lexi's room decorations as they prepare to discharge Lexi after more than 300 days in the hospital.