Hemodynamic Support Devices

This hemodynamic support systems include intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) like the Impella or tandemheart, and ventricular assist devices (VAD).

News | September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010 – Ventricular assist devices (VADs) can restore normal hemodynamics and support recovery...

News | September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010 – Transcatheter ventricular assist device (VAD) company Abiomed will highlight its...

News | September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – The first patient was successfully supported for six days by the Impella Right Peripheral (RP)...

News | September 02, 2010

September 2, 2010 – Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems said it plans to put the company up for sale...

News | August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010 – A rotary blood pump designed for long-term patient support had another patient surpass...

James Armstrong recently became the first patient in North America to be implanted with two Heartware ventricular assist devices.

Feature | August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010 – The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently implanted a patient...

News | August 03, 2010

August 3, 2010 — Patients have the right to refuse or request the withdrawal of any unwanted medical treatment. In...

A comparison in size between the current Big Blue Driver unit and the Freedom Driver currently in clinical trials.

Feature | June 21, 2010 | Keyur B. Shah, M.D.; Daniel P. Tang, M.D.; Michael Hess, M.D; and Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

The practicality and expense of maintaining patients on total artificial hearts (TAH) may be significantly...

News | June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010 – A ventricular assist system has received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug...

The HeartMate II ventricular assist device recently received a new FDA indication as a destination therapy for advanced heart failure patients who do not qualify for a heart transplant.

Feature | May 11, 2010 | Dave Fornell

New U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indications for two key heart failure device therapies may help...

News | March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) for a clinical study of the...

News | March 09, 2010

March 9, 2010 – During the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 59th Annual Scientific Session, March 14-16...

Maquet recently introduced a 50 cc balloon for its IABP system.

Feature | February 26, 2010 | Dave Fornell

The intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) have been the gold standard for minimally invasive circulatory...

News | January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 – Robust blood pressure measurements via fiberoptic sensors will be added to the Abiomed...

News | January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 – A German study enrolled its first 20 patients to investigate the utility of muscular...

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