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

News | April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart system...
News | April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device...
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Procyrion Aortix is a catheter-deployed pVAD intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure.

Feature | March 18, 2014 | Dave Fornell
Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of...
Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Heart Failure Devices VAD
News | March 18, 2014
March 18, 2014 — Thoratec Corp. initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its...
Procyrion Aortix Ventricular Assist Device Hemodynamic Support Heart Failure
Feature | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — Start-up company Procyrion Inc. is developing a catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended...

An example of GE Healthcare's XD Clear true 3-D echo visualization software. The images are seen in actual 3-D with use of a pair of glasses, and depth perception is enhanced with the use of false lighting and shadowing.

Feature | January 20, 2014 | Dave Fornell
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights...
News | December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 – The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC)...
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Feature | December 06, 2013
December 6, 2013 — HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory...
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News | October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013 — Sunshine Heart Inc. announced its collaboration with Minnetronix for a transcutaneous energy...
News | October 01, 2013
October 1, 2013 — Sunshine Heart Inc. has launched a website dedicated to providing information to patients suffering...
CardiacAssist Protek17 Arterial Cannula for TandemHeart pVAD
Technology | September 19, 2013
September 19, 2013 — CardiacAssist launched the Protek17 Arterial Cannula, a key component of the TandemHeart temporary...
Feature | September 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell
There is no shortage of debate among interventional cardiologists over whether vascular closure devices should be used...
News | August 20, 2013
August 20, 2013 — Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-...
Technology | August 08, 2013
August 8, 2013 — Sorin Group has received 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin Connect, Sorin Group’s...
Impella CP Abiomed 15,000 Patients United States 1,000 Global Patients
News | August 05, 2013
August 5, 2013 — Abiomed Inc. reported that physicians have implanted more than 15,000 Impella pumps in U.S. patients...