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.

 

News | December 11, 2013

December 11, 2013 – The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU...

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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...
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...

Feature | September 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell

There is no shortage of debate among interventional cardiologists over whether vascular closure devices...

News | August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 — Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-...

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News | August 05, 2013

August 5, 2013 — Abiomed Inc. reported that physicians have implanted more than 15,000 Impella pumps in U.S....

Feature | July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013 — The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York City to offer the HeartMate...

News | July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013 — Abiomed’s Impella percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) was recently deployed at...

Feature | June 07, 2013

June 7, 2013 — Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries...

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News | May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 — CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received approval from the Federal Agency for Medicines and...

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Feature | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 — Leviticus Cardio performed a successful animal surgical trial using its wireless coplanar energy...

Feature | May 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell

There is a growing trend in the use of small, portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems for...

Abiomed introduced the Impella CP (Cardiac Power) pVAD in 2012, which delivers up to 4 lpm of flow.

Feature | May 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell

Since the 1970s,...

News | March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013 — CircuLite Inc. announced it has received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug...

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