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Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse:...

April 18, 2014 — New research presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) demonstrated the CorMatrix particulate extracellular...

April 14, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart system from Health Canada. The TandemHeart system is now licensed to provide up to 10...

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 survive until they can receive a...

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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), but their cost and...

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 Pocket System Controller. The following...

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-...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

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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, ambulatory, chronic ...

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Sunshine Heart Inc. announced its collaboration with Minnetronix for a transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system to power the company's fully-implantable C-Pulse Heart Assist ...

Sunshine Heart Inc. has launched a website dedicated to providing information to patients suffering from moderate to severe heart...

CardiacAssist Protek17 Arterial Cannula for TandemHeart pVAD

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...

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of powering heart pumps through a skull-based...

Sorin Group has received 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin Connect, Sorin Group’s perfusion electronic charting system. The new Sorin Connect perfusion electronic charting system...

Impella CP Abiomed 15,000 Patients United States 1,000 Global Patients

Abiomed Inc. reported that physicians have implanted more than 15,000 Impella pumps in U.S. patients requiring hemodynamic support. The 15,000th Impella procedure took place at Mercy General...

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...

Abiomed’s Impella percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) was recently deployed at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas, to treat country music singer Randy Travis.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the intensive care unit (ICU) that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's...