News

October 3, 2011 Maquet Cardiovascular has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atrium Medical Corp. for $680 million. Atrium is a medical device technologies developer for...

September 20, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has received both 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Sensation Plus 50 cc 8 French intra-aortic...

September 8, 2011 – SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total...

September 1, 2011 – Mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. But as the technology has improved,...

August 29, 2011 — Recent data suggest post-operative outcomes of severe heart failure patients bridged short-term ventricular assist devices (VADs) to urgent heart transplantation are...

August 12, 2011 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH). said Aug. 2, Papworth Hospital in Cambridge discharged the United Kingdom's first TAH patient...

August 5, 2011 — Heart failure circulatory support system maker Thoratec Corp. announced it acquired the medical business of ventricular assist device (VAD) maker Levitronix Medical. The company...

August 3, 2011 — Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD) inside the chest...

August 2, 2011 – WorldHeart, which is developing ventricular assist devices designed for adults, children and infants suffering from heart failure, announced that it will cease its efforts to...

July 27, 2011 – A special panel convened July 21 in Gaithersburg, Md., to review the results of the Excor pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical...

July 19, 2011 — Terumo Heart Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corp., today announced that a patient implanted with the DuraHeart left ventricular assist system (LVAS) has surpassed five...

July 19, 2011 — An article published in the July issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation reports the first use of the Freedom portable driver with a Total Artificial Heart...

July 13, 2011 – The TandemHeart circulatory support system has been granted expanded reimbursement coverage by NHIC Corp., the medicare administrative contractor (MAC) serving over 1.3 million...
June 30, 2011 — Results of a clinical research study at Sharp Memorial Hospital indicate that patients 70 years of age or older have good functional recovery, survival and quality of life at two...
Maquet Datascope CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
June 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Maquet Datascope Corp. has issued a class I recall for its System 98/98XT, CS100/CS100i and CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs)...
June 14, 2011 – An initial animal study of a next-generation transcutaneous C-Pulse Heart Assist System has been completed. The system is made by Sunshine Heart Inc., a global medical device company...
May 10, 2011 – The Impella percutaneously deployed ventricular assist device showed an overall average hospital charge savings when compared to the standard-of-care intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)....
May 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Maquet Cardiovascular’s Cardiohelp system as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours....

April 19, 2011 – Promising new devices for mechanical circulatory support of children with heart defects or heart failure, and related research, will be revealed this week at the International...

April 13, 2011 – The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) have released results of a recent survey to...