Five New Hospitals Adopt TandemHeart System


April 22, 2008

April 22, 2008 - CardiacAssist has placed the TandemHeart System at five new medical centers, adding to its network of hospitals worldwide using the TandemHeart System in the Cath Lab and/or Operating Room for extracorporeal circulatory support.

The five new TandemHeart Centers of Excellence are:

- Advanced Perfusion Care, Pinehurst, NC

- Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL

- Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

- St. Joseph Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

- Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

The TandemHeart System provides extracorporeal circulatory support through a percutaneous cardiac catheterization procedure or direct surgical placement in as little as 30 minutes. The resulting increase in blood flow is up to five liters per minute percutaneously or 8 LPM via surgical cannulation.

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