Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD). VADs are a type of hemodynamic support device that helps increase blood flow in people who have ventricles that don't work properly.

FDA Approves Impella 5.0 and Impella LD Extended Duration of Use
Technology | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Abiomed’s Impella 5.0 and...

FDA Approves Initiation of STEMI DTU Pivotal Randomized Controlled Trial
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 — Abiomed announced that, on April 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved initiation...

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Hemodynamic Support Devices | May 02, 2019

This podcast is a discussion with ...

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

Feature | Heart Failure | April 29, 2019 | Will Clifton, M.D.

The heart and kidneys are inextricably linked through a diverse web of hemodynamic, neural and hormonal mechanisms....

Cardiogenic Shock Survival Rates Improve in Three Years Since Impella FDA Approval
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 05, 2019

April 5, 2019 — Three years ago this week, Abiomed's Impella...

Illustration showing the venous implantation route and where the inlet and outflow ports are when the Abiomed Impella RP is placed in the right side of the heart. The  Impella RP catheter is used for right heart hemodynamic support.

Illustration showing the venous implantation route and where the inlet and outflow ports are when the Impella RP is placed in the right side of the heart. 

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | March 26, 2019 | Perwaiz Meraj, M.D. FACC and Uma Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.

Right heart failure (RHF) is a syndrome characterized by the inability of the right ventricle (RV) to support...

HeartMate 3 Pump Shows Superior Outcomes in Advanced Heart Failure
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — Severely ill patients with advanced...

The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post approval study, much higher than in its pre-market approval study. The vendor and the FDA believe this might be due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, much higher than in its pre-market approval study. The vendor and the FDA believe this might be due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | February 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to cardiologists this week to explain its evaluation of...

Sponsored Content | Videos | January 10, 2019

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Transplanting Pig Hearts Into Humans One Step Closer. A pig heart, shown here, is very similar in size and anatomy to a human heart. For this reason, pigs are used extensively in pre-clinical animal testing for new implantable cardiovascular devices. If pig hearts could be used for human transplantation, it would greatly alleviate shortages of donor human hearts.

A pig heart, shown here, is very similar in size and anatomy to a human heart. For this reason, pigs are used extensively in pre-clinical animal testing for new implantable cardiovascular devices. If pig hearts could be used for human transplantation, it would greatly alleviate shortages of donor human hearts.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 — The scientific journal...

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