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Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

CardioKinetix, Parachute, Heart failure

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

acute heart failure, patient readmission, ER, self-care, challenges

A tool designed to assess what interferes with acute heart failure patients' ability to care for themselves after hospital discharge holds promise for improving patient outcomes and reducing...

Thoratec, HeartMate III, VAD, NewYork Presbyterian, trial, ventricular assist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in Parachute China, a multi-center trial to evaluate the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of...

Clinical trial/study, heart failure, Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse System

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced the company's German Erlangen site for the OPTIONS-HF study has implanted its first patient with the C-Pulse(R) System for moderate to severe heart failure. 

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

CardioKinetix, Parachute, PARACHUTE III, heart failure, clinical trial

CardioKinetix Inc. announced results of a pooled analysis study of the catheter-based Parachute ventricular partitioning device. Twelve-month clinical data from PARACHUTE III, a study of 100...

heart Failure, CHI Franciscan, Healthcare Colloquium

The Healthcare Colloquium announced that CHI Franciscan Health is the first Accredited Heart Failure System in the Northwest. 

Patients who were obese before developing heart failure lived longer than normal weight patients with the same condition according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of...

After watching his father die from heart valve disease, a mechanical engineer used his expertise in fluid dynamics to develop a first-of-its-kind procedure to replace leaking or regurgitating...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced it has completed a $50 million financing led by Edwards Lifesciences Corp. with participation from other existing investors. This financing provides CardioKinetix with...

Stem cell therapies, heart failure, bone marrow cells, clinical trial

CardioCell LLC announced the treatment of its first patient in the University of Pennsylvania’s Phase IIa clinical trial for chronic heart failure (HF) of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. 

COR Medical Technologies (COR) introduces CORcare, a comprehensive instant outcome support system for rapid and accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management of patients with acute and...

BioCardia Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP...

BioCardia Helix Catheter

BioCardia Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP Therapy...

Blipcare, wireless weight scale, heart failure, patient engagement

According to a statement in Health Data Management, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, developed a program utilizing a Carematix Blipcare wireless weight scale for remote patient...

syncardia, artificial heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3-D virtual...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) for more than three decades, has launched...

The American College of Cardiology announced 35 selected hospitals that are pioneering a team approach to keep patients healthy and at home following admission for heart attack or heart failure....