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September 9, 2009 – CardiacAssist Inc. said yesterday it will exhibit its TandemHeart System in San Francisco at the TCT 2009 and will highlight speakers who have used the device in their cath...

August 21, 2009 - World Heart Corp. said today it received FDA conditional approval to begin a bridge-to-transplant (BTT) study of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) at 10 U.S. centers....

August 14, 2009 – ZOLL Medical Corp. said today Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in Hampshire, United Kingdom, is the first hospital to install the AutoPulse Noninvasive Cardiac Support...

August 12, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. said a webcast of an Impella 2.5 procedure performed on an 85-year-old man with multivessel disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center, now available and archived on the...

August 3, 2009 – Circulatory assist pump maker Thoratec Corp. and small implantable blood pump maker HeartWare International Inc. terminated their merger agreement in response to U.S. Federal...

July 30, 2009 – The Federal Trade Commission today authorized a lawsuit to block Thoratec Corp’s proposed $282 million acquisition of rival HeartWare International Inc., charging that the...

July 29, 2009 – CircuLite Inc. said today it was awarded a Fast-Track Phase I-II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the...

July 24, 2009 – The 30-day survival improved in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock who were treated with intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation,...

June 25, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced the successful implant of its AbioCor Total Replacement Heart, performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by Mark Anderson, M.D.,...

June 24, 2009 – CircuLite Inc. today announced the publication of positive data from its ongoing CE mark clinical trial for the Synergy Pocket Micropump for chronic heart failure in the Journal of...

June 18, 2009 - Berlin Heart Inc. said this week the FDA awarded it an Orphan Product Development Grant to support the ongoing investigational device exemption (IDE) study of the EXCOR Pediatric...

April 27, 2009 - Berlin Heart GmbH recently received approval in North America for the EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device with a License with Conditions from Health Canada, the federal...

April 22, 2009 - Abiomed Inc. said this afternoon it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Impella 5.0 and Impella LD ventricular assist devices for circulatory support of periods up to six hours...

April 21, 2009 - The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus has successfully completed the first two implants of Sunshine Heart's C-Pulse Heart Assist System under a 20-patient clinical...

April 14, 2009 - The voluntary medical device recall initiated on Feb. 2, 2009 by Arrow International’s Cardiac Care Division involves volume connectors for its 30cc, 40cc and 50cc Intra-aortic...

April 7, 2009 - In the European experience, the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) showed sustained benefits in providing safe and reliable long-term circulatory support with an...

April 2, 2009 - Vasomedical Inc. this week conducted two presentations on the beneficial effects of EECP external counterpulsation therapy at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American...

April 1, 2009 - Abiomed Inc. said this week the FDA cleared its AB Portable driver to facilitate intra-facility patient transport, patient mobility for participation in physical and rehabilitation...

March 26, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. will exhibit its portfolio of heart recovery products spanning the continuum of cardiovascular patient care from the cath lab to the surgery suite at ACC 2009 in...

March 23, 2009 – CardiacAssist Inc. yesterday introduced a longer cannula set to cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to be used with its TandemHeart cardiac-assist device, the TandemHeart...