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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 10, 2009 - Hospitals will be eligible in Medicare’s 2009 fiscal year for up to an additional $53,000 in reimbursement when they implant a CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-...

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...