Abiomed Showcases Impella Technology at TCT 2009


September 9, 2009

September 9, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. said today its percutaneous Impella ventricular assist device will be highlighted in several clinical sessions at the upcoming TCT 2009 scientific meeting Sept. 21-25, in San Francisco.

Abiomed will also conduct daily booth demonstrations at Abiomed booth 1230 and hands-on simulations of its heart recovery platforms. The company will also broadcast daily live feeds of Impella cases from the TCT line-up of live case broadcasts. In addition, the Abiomed booth will feature physicians presenting challenging cases using Impella 2.5.

On Monday, Sept. 21 the company will host “Device-Based Approaches for Heart Failure: Recent Developments and New Directions
Session V: Acute Hemodynamic Support Devices” in room 132 at the Moscone Convention Center. Sessions involving the Impella are at:

• 2:50 – 3:02 p.m. “Circulatory Support in STEMI: Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation vs. Impella,” presented by Jose P.S. Henriques, M.D., Ph.D., Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

• 3:02 – 3:14 p.m. – “The Impella 5.0 Device: Surgical and Cardiogenic Shock Applications,” presented by Anson Cheung, M.D. clinical associate professor, surgical director, cardiac transplant program of BC Active Staff, St. Paul's Hospital Vancouver

• 3:14 – 3:26 p.m. – “Results from USpella, the first registry presentation on the U.S. commercial Impella experience with over 100 patients,” presented by Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., cochair, cardiovascular research, interventional cardiologist, Pinnacle Health; attending cardiologist, Moffitt Heart & Vascular Group

• 3:26 – 3:38 p.m. – “Continuum in Circulatory Support to Recover the Failing Heart: How and When to Escalate from Percutaneous to Surgical VADs,” presented by Mark Anderson, M.D., associate professor of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and chief of the section of cardiac surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

On Tuesday, Sept. 22 Abiomed will host an investor and analyst meeting from 4-5 p.m. in 22
room Golden Gate 4, Hilton San Francisco. The meeting will provide a 40-minute overview and update on Impella progress, followed by a 20-minute forum for questions and open discussion. To register, contact Aimee Maillett at amaillett@abiomed.com or (978) 646-1553.

Abiomed will host an evening symposium – “Hemodynamic Principles to Patient Application”
– Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Imperial Ballroom, Hilton San Francisco. There is a cocktail reception from 7-8 p.m., followed by the symposium from 8-10 p.m. It is chaired by William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs at the University of Miami. This is a customer event and participation for noncustomers is subject to availability and Abiomed discretion. Noncustomers must request attendance by contacting Aimee Maillett at amaillett@abiomed.com or (978) 646-1553. Speakers include: John Lasala, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the cardiac cath lab, associate professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Samin Sharma, M.D., director of the cath lab and interventions, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Jose P.S. Henriques, M.D., Ph.D., Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23 is a breakfast session, “Impella 2.5 - Case Reviews of Real World Application,” in 23
room 114 A, Moscone Convention Center. Breakfast is
6:30–7 a.m. and the session is from 7–8 a.m. It is chaired by Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D., director of the cardiac cath lab and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic.

Another breakfast session, “Impella 2.5 - Hemodynamic Support in High Risk PCI and Cardiogenic Shock: A Case-Based Review”
 will be held Friday, Sept. 25 in
room 114, Moscone Convention Center. 
It will focus on a new fellow scholarship program where fellows present their best Impella cases to their peers, called, “International Fellows Awarded Best Impella Case of the Year,” chaired by Roxana Mehran, M.D., director of outcomes research, data coordination and analysis, associate professor of medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and director of clinical research, data coordination and analysis center at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

For additional information: www.abiomed.com