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St. Jude Medical, acquires shares, Thoratec, heart failure, agreement

St. Jude Medical and Thoratec announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which St. Jude Medical will acquire all of the...

Thoratec, HeartMate PHP. CE Mark approval, SHIELD I

Thoratec announced that the HeartMate PHP (Percutaneous Heart Pump) received CE Mark approval, permitting sale in the European Union and other international countries. Approval was based on data...

expert consensus, SCAI, ACC, HFSA, STS, heart pumps, MCS devices

An expert consensus statement released by four leading cardiovascular societies provides new guidance on percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices for treatment of heart failure....

Impella, FDA, high risk PCI, abiomed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted pre-market approval (PMA) clearance for Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump during elective and urgent high-risk percutaneous coronary...

Clinical trial results by Recover Right revealed a survival rate of 73 percent in the total patient population. Recover Right was an FDA-approved, prospective, multicenter, single arm study...

VADs Gain Popularity Artificial Hearts Remain Ideal GlobalData

Robert Littlefield, MSc, GlobalData's senior analyst covering Medical Devices, said: “Since the first implantation of the Jarvik 7 in 1982, artificial heart devices have evolved significantly...

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation...

Mr. KH is a 58-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension and tobacco abuse who presented to the  emergency department (ED) with an episode of syncope. The patient stated that...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital are achieving some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation.