Artificial Heart

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for total artificial hearts (TAH). These technologies are used in cardiovascular surgery to temporarily or permanently replace the heart in advanced heart failure patients.

News | March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) for a clinical study of the Freedom...
News | June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced the successful implant of its AbioCor Total Replacement Heart,...
News | March 03, 2009
March 3, 2009 - A recently published article in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT) from the German...

Syncardia's CardioWest artificial heart

News | February 16, 2009
February 12, 2009 - Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, the world’s most prolific inventor of artificial organs, passed away Feb...
News | February 09, 2009
February 10, 2009 - Hospitals will be eligible in Medicare’s 2009 fiscal year for up to an additional $53,000 in...
News | January 26, 2009
January 27, 2009 - Thanks to the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart and portable driver, recipient Mr....
News | August 07, 2008
August 8, 2008 - On July 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final decision to...
News | August 03, 2008
August 4, 2008 - 
Levitronix and FDA are notifying healthcare professionals of a class 1 recall of the Levitronix...
News | July 24, 2008
July 25, 2008 - The cardiac transplant team from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia, will travel to Paris July...
News | May 11, 2008
May 9, 2008 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final National Coverage Decision (NCD) to...
News | May 01, 2008
May 2, 2008 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given Abiomed a positive National Coverage...
News | April 23, 2008
April 24, 2008 - SynCardia Systems Inc., the manufacturer of the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t),...
News | April 09, 2008
April 10, 2008 - SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t), is...
News | March 10, 2008
March 10, 2008 – On March 10 and 11, at Rush University Medical Center (RUSH), Chicago, IL, a mechanical circulatory...
News | February 13, 2008
February 14, 2008 - At age 20, Vanessa Cirillo suffered a heart attack caused by a virus. She recovered and lived a...