Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

TCT 2013, most innovative, editors choice, newest cardiac technology

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These are my choices for the most innovative new or futur...

CardiacAssist launched the Protek17 Arterial Cannula, a key component of the TandemHeart temporary circulatory support platform used to rest the heart and circulate blood for patients with severe cardiac dysfunction. Protek17 is designed for impro...

July 19, 2013 — The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York City to offer the HeartMate II pocket controller, newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This latest-generation controller for the...

April 14, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart system from Health Canada. The TandemHeart system...
April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device may help patients in severe heart failure...
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Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs...
Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Heart Failure Devices VAD
Thoratec Corp. initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its labeling and training materials for the HeartMate II LVAS...
CardiacAssist Protek17 Arterial Cannula for TandemHeart pVAD
The Protek17 Arterial Cannula is a key component of the TandemHeart temporary circulatory support platform used to rest the heart and
Sorin Group has received 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin Connect, Sorin Group’s perfusion electronic charting system. The...
  The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (VAS) is designed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. It is a device that helps...
Maquet Cardiovascular's Sensation Plus 7.5 French 40 cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheter is new larger-volume, fiberoptic IAB catheter...

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Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs...
Procyrion Aortix Ventricular Assist Device Hemodynamic Support Heart Failure
Start-up company Procyrion Inc. is developing a catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic...
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular...
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HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite, Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory Support System, which is designed to treat less sick,...

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This webinar reviews multi-ology, multi-site, vendor neutral solutions that transform rigid departmental information silos into fluid, consolidated, information sharing systems. It discusses how to...
Centricity Cardio Enterprise, Cardiac PACS, Cardio PACS, CVIS
February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to evaluate the health of your cardiology IT system. 
Join us Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. Eastern for a live demonstration on Centricity Cardio Enterprise...