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February 2, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. announced that initial clinical data from the safety study for Symphony was presented by Renzo Cecere, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, associate professor of surgery at McGill...

January 27, 2012 — A miniature, battery-free, wireless, cardiac implant being developed by a University of Michigan researcher and the Ann Arbor, Mich., company Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (...

January 11, 2012 — HeartWare International, Inc. and Dualis MedTech GmbH, a subsidiary of AVRA Surgical, Inc., announced an agreement to develop ventricular assist devices with wireless,...

December 19, 2011— Newborns, toddlers and teens who suffer from heart failure and need heart transplantation to survive just got a life-saving pediatric heart pump that buys time and allows them...

November 18, 2011 —The Berlin Heart Group announced today that clinical trial data were presented this morning at the “Scientific Sessions 2011” annual meeting of the ...

November 11, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark for its new Cardiosave intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). The announcement...

November 9, 2011 – Abiomed, a provider of heart support technologies, announced results of an economic study at the annual 2011 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. The...

November 8, 2011 – Abiomed, a provider of heart support technologies, announced results of an economic study at the annual 2011 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. The...

October 17, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has signed a three-year, dual-source contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance to provide intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) to the Premier...

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...