Hemodynamic Support Devices

This hemodynamic support systems channel includes content on intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) like the Impella or TandemHeart, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and ventricular assist devices (VAD). This channel also includes use of these devices in support of patients in cardiogenic shock and advanced heart failure

Large Study in Japan Finds High Survival Rates With Impella Heart Pump
News | Cardiogenic Shock | August 03, 2020
August 3, 2020 — A three-year, investigator-led, prospective study of Japanese patients who received an Impella heart...
The Abiomed Impella Connect allows data streaming from the Impella control consoles to the cloud, where the next step will be to apply predictive artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Figure 1: The Abiomed Impella Connect allows data streaming from the Impella control consoles to the cloud, where the next step will be to apply predictive artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | July 16, 2020
July 16, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved one-way digital data streaming during patient...
Videos | Cardiogenic Shock | July 15, 2020
Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and executive director of...
Three of the most popular cardiovascular technologies to make news in June 2020. Top is the Impella Expandable Cardiac Pump (ECP) that is about to enter U.S. feasibility trials.Bottom left, the Foldax heart valve uses a flexible man-made material for valve leaflets rather than animal pericardium tissue. The hope is this new type of surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) device will enhance longevity of the valve leaflets. Bottom right, the SMT Hydra TAVR valve is the first Indian-made s

Three of the most popular cardiovascular technologies to make the top news in June 2020. Top is the Impella Expandable Cardiac Pump (ECP) that is about to enter U.S. feasibility trials.Bottom left, the Foldax heart valve uses a flexible man-made material for valve leaflets rather than animal pericardium tissue. The hope is this new type of surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) device will enhance longevity of the valve leaflets. Bottom right, the SMT Hydra TAVR valve is the first Indian-made structural heart devices to gain European CE mark approval.

Feature | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Thoracic findings in a 15-year-old girl with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). (a) Chest radiograph on admission shows mild perihilar bronchial wall cuffing. (b) Chest radiograph on the third day of admission demonstrates extensive airspace opacification with a mid and lower zone predominance. (c, d) Contrast-enhanced axial CT chest of the thorax at day 3 shows areas of ground-glass opacification (GGO) and dense airspace consolidation with air bronchograms. (c) This conformed to a mosai

Thoracic findings in a 15-year-old girl with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). (a) Chest radiograph on admission shows mild perihilar bronchial wall cuffing. (b) Chest radiograph on the third day of admission demonstrates extensive airspace opacification with a mid and lower zone predominance. (c, d) Contrast-enhanced axial CT chest of the thorax at day 3 shows areas of ground-glass opacification (GGO) and dense airspace consolidation with air bronchograms. (c) This conformed to a mosaic pattern with a bronchocentric distribution to the GGO (white arrow, d) involving both central and peripheral lung parenchyma with pleural effusions (black small arrow, d). image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 30, 2020
In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure...
Russian interventional cardiologist Alexey Pankov in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for a cath lab procedure in Moscow during the COVID-19 era. Right, an image of the COVID-19 virus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Russian interventional cardiologist Alexey Pankov in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for a cath lab procedure in Moscow during the COVID-19 era. Right, an image of the COVID-19 virus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Novel coronavirus has turned out to have a sizable amount of cardiovascular involvement.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
It was originally thought novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) was primarily a respiratory disorder, but as larger...
Abiomed announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's investigational device exemption (IDE) application to start an early feasibility study with a first-in-human trial of the 9 French (Fr) Impella ECP heart pump. Impella ECP, which stands for "expandable cardiac power," will be studied in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients.
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — Abiomed announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's investigational...
Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | June 05, 2020
This is a quick animation demonstrating how the new 9 French Abiomed Impella ECP expands to approximately 18 French and...
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Abiomed Impella RP catheter-based heart pump to include patients suffering from COVID-19 related right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism (PE).  #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the...
FDA Class I Recall Issued for Medtronic HeartWare HVAD Pump
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — Medtronic is recalling its HeartWare HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pump outflow graft and...
News | Artificial Heart | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — Carmat, a developer of the of a next generation advanced total artificial heart, announces the first...
Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Image copyright Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., courtesy of the American Heart Association. Coronavirus is linked with this Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease in children.

Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). The image is from  Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., Necker Hospital-Université, Paris, who was involved in a Circulation study published on MIS-C May 14. Image copyright Damien Bonnet, courtesy of the American Heart Association.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A new, serious COVID-19 cardiovascular presentation emerged in late April and early May 2020 in the form of pediatric...
Abiomed Adds ECMO Cardiopulmonary Support to its Portfolio with the purchase of Breethe. The Breethe ECMO system. Abiomed invested in Breethe in mid-2019. Breethe has applied for 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Breethe ECMO system. Abiomed invested in Breethe in mid-2019. Breethe has applied for 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

News | ECMO Systems | May 01, 2020
May 1, 2020 — Abiomed, maker of the Impella heart pump, has acquired Breethe, developer of a novel extracorporeal...
LivaNova Modifies its ECMO Indications Beyond Six Hours to Address COVID-19. The FDA expanded the use indications for ECMO systems April 6 so tthey can be used beyond six hours and for use in COVID-19 patients in need of circulatory and pulmonary support.

The FDA expanded the use indications for ECMO systems April 6 so the systems can be used beyond six hours and for use in COVID-19 patients in need of circulatory and pulmonary support. Image shows an ECMO team at work at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in December 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 – LivaNova PLC said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now permitting the company to expand...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 22, 2020
Justin Fried, M.D., Attending cardiologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York City, and assistant...