TandemHeart VAD Has Flow Rate of Up to 5 lpm


June 24, 2008

The TandemHeart System ventricular assist device by CardiacAssist assists heart failure patients survive both heart attacks and high risk procedures, while providing versatility to physicians in choosing the time, place and type of treatments. The system has a high net flow rate of up to 5 lpm in the cath lab or up to 8 lpm in the OR as well as its flexibility and rapid deployment potential.

The TandemHeart System is fully reimbursed by Medicare under existing DRG codes. The device can be placed rapidly in the cath lab or operating room, providing effective, reliable, temporary circulatory support for critically ill patients.