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

the Impella pVAD improves survival, mortality in AMI heart attack with cardiogenic shock

Early use of the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist device prior to angioplasty may significantly improve survival for patients in cardiogenic shock.

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Recent clinical study data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017 meeting show new treatment...
Videos | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 14, 2017
A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at...
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative, Impella pump, ACC.17 clinical study
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 03, 2017
April 3, 2017 — Hospitals can dramatically increase heart attack survival rates in patients suffering cardiogenic shock...
heart-lung machine, ECMO, levosimendan, heart failure drug, cardiovascular surgery outcomes, ACC.17 study
News | Pharmaceuticals | March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 — When used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure drug levosimendan did not...
Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | March 21, 2017
This video, provided by Abiomed, demonstrates the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD). It offers...
Metro Detroit cardiologists, increased heart attack survival rate, Impella heart pump, Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 09, 2017
March 9, 2017 — Metro Detroit cardiologists from five health systems have joined together to increase residents’...
Impella 2.5 heart pump, high-risk PCI, HRPCI, acute kidney injury risk, AKI, Circulation Research study, Abiomed
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 09, 2017
March 9, 2017 — A new study published in Circulation Research finds use of hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5...
James Ward, LVAD surgery, left ventricular assist device, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 08, 2017
March 8, 2017 —  Congestive heart failure patients at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) now have reason for...
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 Impella...
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 has...
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. A...
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...