Hemodynamic Support Devices

This hemodynamic support systems channel includes content on intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) like the Impella or TandemHeart, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and ventricular assist devices (VAD). This channel also includes use of these devices in support of patients in cardiogenic shock and advanced heart failure

News | Artificial Heart | March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SynCardia Systems 50cc temporary Total...

News | Heart Failure | March 05, 2020

March 5, 2020 — Abbott recently received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

The LivaNova Heater-Cooler System 3T helps open heart surgery patients, but can pose an infection risk if not properly cared for.

The LivaNova Heater-Cooler System 3T helps open heart surgery patients, but can pose an infection risk if not properly cared for.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a safety communication this week to healthcare...

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced hemodynamic support methods, as shown here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

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he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Carmat's investigational device exemption (IDE) application to start a U.S. early feasibility study (EFS) of its total artificial heart.
News | Heart Failure | February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Carmat's investigational device...

Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | January 09, 2020

Richard Botto, CVT, RCSA, chief cardiovascular technologist, division of cardiology, cardiac cath lab, and Melissa...

Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new alternative surgical technique for Abbott's HeartMate 3 heart pump that will allow more advanced heart failure patients to avoid open heart surgery. The new, less invasive approach is designed to provide surgeons a choice in surgical method for patients receiving the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | January 07, 2020

January 7, 2020 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new alternative surgical...

The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. #RSNA2019 #RSNA19 #POCUS

The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. 

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 — Physicians from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and local emergency responders recently...

Since Maquet/Datascope first recalled all of its  intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) due to reports of the batteries failing in November 2018, a year later the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its has received more than 60 additional medical device reports related to this issue. These included two patient deaths and one serious patient injury.
News | November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 — Since Maquet/Datascope first recalled all of its ...

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