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.


St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, LVAD, CardioStim-EHRA Europace Innovation Award 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. recently announced the company received an Innovation Award for its HeartMate...

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | April 28, 2016 | Dave Fornell


April 28, 2016 — Abbott and St. Jude Medical Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St...

Abiomed, Impella, FDA approval, cardiogenic shock
Technology | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 — Abiomed Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, documentary, Retro Reports, The New York Times
News | Artificial Heart | March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016 — A new documentary produced by Retro Report for The New York Times looks at the history and modern...

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | January 08, 2016

January 8, 2016 — XENiOS announced that its i-COR Synchronized Cardiac Assist system ...

Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan and Duke University School of Medicine are...

Heartmate PHP
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 — Results from the SHIELD I (Coronary InterventionS in HIgh-Risk PatiEnts Using a Novel...

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAD System, CE Mark approval, left ventricular assist device

Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the company has received CE Mark approval for the HeartMate 3 ...

Aortix device, TCT, Interventional Innovation Shark Tank Competition, catheter-based circulatory heart pump

Image courtesy of Procyrion

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 06, 2015

October 6, 2015 — The novel Aortix device has earned a spot among the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities accepted...

Procyrion, Aortix device, grand prize, Create the Future Design Contest

Aortix device image courtesy of Procyrion Inc.

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 05, 2015

October 5, 2015 — Procyrion Inc. of Houston has been awarded the grand prize of $20,000 in the 2015 "Create the...

Freedom Driver, SynCardia, recall, Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, part failure

Freedom Driver attached to Total Artificial Heart. Image courtesy of SynCardia.

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 — SynCardia Systems initiated a Class I recall of the Freedom Driver Systems used with the...

Thoratec, HeartMate II LVAS, Urgent Device Correction Letter, Pocket System Controller, backup battery
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 — Thoratec Corp. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction Letter to all hospitals who...

HeartWare, ENDURANCE2 trial, destination therapy, HVAS, HeartWare Ventricular Assist System
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced that enrollment in the ENDURANCE2 destination therapy...

Mayo Clinic, LVAD, study, heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathy, RCM

Thoratec HeartMate II image courtesy of Thoratec

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 07, 2015

August 7, 2015 — Mayo Clinic is announcing results of a study on the effectiveness of...

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