Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for ventricular assist devices (VAD). VADs are a type of mechanical hemodynamic support device that helps increase blood flow in people who have ventricles that are not work properly due to heart failure, cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy or myocardial infarction. Most often these devices support the left ventricle, so they are often referred to as left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). VADS come in two types, surgically implanted, usually as a bridge to heart transplant, and percutanenous catheter-based pumps used for temporary hemodynamic support. Examples of temporary percutaneous pumps include the Impella and TandemHeart devices.

 

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Srihari Naidu, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, is the director of both the cardiac cath labs and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ...

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October 20, 2021 – CorWave, a French medtech company developing a next-generation heart pump, won the 2021 HealthTech ...

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September 22, 2021 — A cardiothoracic surgical team with University of Louisville Health – Jewish Hospital has performed ...

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Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Abbott announced the same day it has the capacity to meet increased demand for LVADs as Medtronic leaves the market.
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Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular ...

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June 18, 2021 – An experimental artificial heart includes an autoregulation control mechanism, or Auto-Mode, that can ...

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June 21, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boehringer Ingelheim's dabigatran etexilate ...

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Surgeons at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute were the second group in the nation to implant a newly-designed ...

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The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French.
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While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these ...

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March 2, 2021 — Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center became the second hospital in the nation to implant a ...

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January 13, 2021 — FineHeart, a preclinical-stage medical device company developing a novel left ventricular assist ...

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News | Heart Failure

December 21, 2020 — U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updated labeling December 17 for Abbott's HeartMate ...

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December 2, 2020 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updates to Medicare coverage policies ...

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Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices

Chuck Simonton, M.D., chief medical officer at Abiomed, discusses some of the new technologies and clinical trials the ...

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October 16, 2020 — The Restore EF Study demonstrates the use of contemporary best practices, including attempting a more ...

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