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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...

March 11, 2009 - Results from the PROTECT I trial evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of the Abiomed Inc. Impella 2.5 circulatory assist device in high-risk percutaneous coronary...

March 3, 2009 - A recently published article in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT) from the German Heart Institute Berlin found right ventricular (RV) dysfunction develops in 20-...

February 12, 2009 - Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, the world’s most prolific inventor of artificial organs, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 97 in Philadelphia.

Among Dr. Kolff’s many...

February 16, 2009 - Thoratec Corp. and HeartWare International last week entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Thoratec will acquire HeartWare for a about $282 million, and the...

February 12, 2009 - Researchers in The Netherlands say the standard of care of using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) in patients with high-risk STEMI does not appear to help patients, according...

February 3, 2009 - Bioheart Inc. has arranged with its Italian partner, Biomedica, for a complete grant-supported study of the Bioheart A&C Bio Science T-PLS Twin-Pulsatile Life Support...