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.

 

Carmat, bioprosthetic artificial heart, PIVOTAL study, first implantation, heart failure
News | Artificial Heart | September 09, 2016
September 9, 2016 — Carmat announced that the first implantation of its bioprosthetic artificial heart within the...
Carew Medical Wear, Rod Carew, undergarments, LVAD, HeartMate II, American Heart Association
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016 — Carew Medical Wear Inc., a custom medical outfit company specializing in left ventricular assistance...
SynCardia acquired, Versa Capital Management, chapter 11
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) with an...
HeartWare, HVAD, batteries recall
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 05, 2016
July 5, 2016 — HeartWare Inc. announced a recall of the batteries used on the HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD...
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 3...
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. Jude...
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 use...
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | January 08, 2016
January 8, 2016 — XENiOS announced that its i-COR Synchronized Cardiac Assist system protects left ventricular (LV)...
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 Percutaneous...
Videos | Heart Failure | October 30, 2015
Manesh Patel, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and director of interventional cardiology and the cath labs at...
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 Left...
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 Future...