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.

 

Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...

News | December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced it has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval...

News | December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory System Devices...

Blog | December 07, 2012

Two key news items in September made me think about the future direction of hemodynamic support, and that ...

Feature | December 07, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Two key news items in September made me think about the future direction of hemodynamic support, and that...

Technology | December 06, 2012

December 6, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) for the HeartWare...

FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps
Feature | November 08, 2012

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to...

Clinical Trial NIH NCI PET/CT Systems Standardization
News | October 03, 2012

October 3, 2012 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year...

Synergy Circulatory Support System CircuLite Inc. Ventricular Assist Device
News | October 01, 2012

October 1, 2012 — CircuLite Inc. announced that the latest data from patients enrolled in the company’s CE mark...

News | September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. announced it received confirmation from the American Medical Association (AMA) of...

CircuLite Synenery Circulatory Support System VAD
News | September 12, 2012

CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received CE Marking approval for the Synergy Circulatory Support System, a...

Abiomed Impella CP VAD
Technology | September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 -- Abiomed Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

The Abiomed Impella heart pump

The Impella percutaneous left ventricular assist devices (pLVAD) is an emerging option for partial or total circulatory support. In several randomized, controlled trials, pLVAD therapy demonstrated a better hemodynamic profile compared to IABP, although this did not translate into improved 30-day survival with use of pLVAD therapy.

Feature | September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 — Primary results from an ongoing trial by Maquet Cardiovascular using...

Technology | August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 — Jarvik Heart Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its pivotal trial...

News | August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012 — Berlin Heart announced that a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

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