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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...

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

3-d pronting, 3D printing

The FDA has recognized 3-D printing technology now exists to print medical devices and is gathering information regarding technical assessments that should be considered when it will inevitably...

IABP, Datascope, Maquet, FDA recall

Datascope Corp./Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of some of its intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) due to a potential mechanical failure of the fan assembly associated with...

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.

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

stroke treatment devices clinical trial study alabama

A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...