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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...

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...