Hemodynamic Support Devices

Abiomed, Impella heart pump, 50,000 patients treated, United States, milestone
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 — Abiomed Inc. announced that it has supported more than 50,000 patients in the U.S. with its...

Jaheim Whigham, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Syncardia 50cc Total Artificial Heart, youngest patient

At 11 years old, Jaheim Whigham (center) is the youngest and smallest patient to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: Jan Terry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago)

News | Congenital Heart | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 — To save the life of an 11-year-old boy, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago...

University of Utah, Frank Sachse, heart failure, LVAD implantation, left ventricular assist device, biomarker, t-system

Two patients may seem equally sick based upon clinical measures, but differences in their heart physiology could predict who has the potential to recover from heart failure. A study carried out by scientists at the University of Utah finds that patients whose hearts have flattened t-tubules have a decreased chance of showing signs of recovery after implanting a mechanical heart pump. Ordinarily, t-tubules in the heart are long, thin, and rounded. Image courtesy of Frank Sachse.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of...

Impella CP heart pump, TCT 2016, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, IABP, clinical study
News | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | January 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 3, 2017 — The Impella CP heart pump (Abiomed) demonstrated no improvement in mortality for patients with...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners....

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, MOMENTUM 3 IDE study results, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 08, 2016

December 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the MOMENTUM 3 U.S. IDE Clinical Study during a late-...

Impella CP, Abiomed
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — Abiomed Inc. announced it has expanded its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market...

Impella CP, Abiomed, door to unloading time, TCT
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | October 28, 2016

October 27, 2016 — Abiomed Inc. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)gave approval for a prospective...

Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information...

Heartware HVAD, ventricular assist device, artificial heart, Medtronic
News | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Medtronic said two previously communicated global voluntary recalls related to the HeartWare...

CardioKinetix, Parachute device, Heart Failure device therapy

The CardioKinetix Parachute device implant shown deployed in the left ventricle of a heart failure patient. The device helps remodel the ventricle to improve the heart's ability to pump blood more efficiently. 

Feature | Heart Failure | September 29, 2016 | Abha Mishra

New cardiovascular device therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are rapidly evolving with...

SynCardia, Chapter 11 reorganization, sale, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | September 13, 2016

August 29, 2016 — SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the...

Carmat, bioprosthetic artificial heart, PIVOTAL study, first implantation, heart failure
News | Artificial Heart | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — Carmat announced that the first implantation of its bioprosthetic...

Carew Medical Wear, Rod Carew, undergarments, LVAD, HeartMate II, American Heart Association
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 — Carew Medical Wear Inc., a custom medical outfit company specializing in...

SynCardia acquired, Versa Capital Management, chapter 11
News | Business | July 07, 2016

July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an...

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