News

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...

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...