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September 2, 2010 – Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems said it plans to put the company up for sale some time in the next two years.

August 13, 2010 – A rotary blood pump designed for long-term patient support had another patient surpass four years after receiving the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Helga Gieseke, 66,...

August 11, 2010 – The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently implanted a patient with two of the smallest experimental ventricular assist devices (VADs)...

August 3, 2010 — Patients have the right to refuse or request the withdrawal of any unwanted medical treatment. In an article published in the online issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...

June 16, 2010 – A ventricular assist system has received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a new clinical trial. HeartWare International Inc.

March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) for a clinical study of the Freedom portable driver system to power SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart. The study is...

March 9, 2010 – During the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 59th Annual Scientific Session, March 14-16, CardiacAssist will host its “Clinical Innovations in TandemHeart Support Symposium and...

January 27, 2010 – Robust blood pressure measurements via fiberoptic sensors will be added to the Abiomed Impella percutaneous ventricular assist device (P-VAD).

January 27, 2010 – A German study enrolled its first 20 patients to investigate the utility of muscular counter pulsation (MCP) in patients with early-stage heart failure.

January 26, 2010 – Surgical ventricular assist device (VAD) maker Thoratec Corp. acquired a catheter-based pump technology and plans to develop a minimally invasive, axial flow pump that can be...

January 21, 2010 – The FDA this week cleared the HeartMate II, a continuous-flow, left ventricular assist device (VAD), as a support for severe heart failure patients who are not acceptable...

December 18, 2009 – Results from the Europella registry, evaluating the safety and feasibility of the Abiomed Impella 2.5 circulatory assist device in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention...

November 6, 2009 – Cardiac support device maker Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced second quarter fiscal 2010 revenue of $20 million.

November 3, 2009 — CardiacAssist Inc. said yesterday the Cardiovascular Institute of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif., is one of the newest cardiac centers to begin...

October 22, 2009 – MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC said today it received European CE mark for the company's MEGA 8 Fr. 50 cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheter.

September 30, 2009 – MAQUET Cardiovascular said Johannes Bonatti, M.D., professor of surgery and director of coronary surgery and advanced coronary interventions at the University of Maryland...

September 29, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. announced new clinical data last week at TCT 2009 from Academic Medical Center’s (AMC) three-year follow-up results from patients in the Impella 2.5 arm of the...

September 23, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. announced new clinical data from USpella, the first U.S. multicenter registry of Impella 2.5 patients evaluating the safety and feasibility of left ventricular...

September 21, 2009 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced today that it will showcase transseptal puncture training simulation, developed by Mentice Inc., at its TandemHeart® System exhibit in San...

September 9, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. said today its percutaneous Impella ventricular assist device will be highlighted in several clinical sessions at the upcoming TCT 2009 scientific meeting Sept. 21...