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.

 

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...

FDA, warning, LVADs, left ventricular assist devices, Thoratec, HeartMate II, HeartWare, HVAD
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 06, 2015

August 6, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers, patients and...

HeartWare, ventricular assist device, HeartWare VAD, recall, update
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 05, 2015

August 5, 2015 — HeartWare expanded the Class I recall of its ventricular assist device in mid-June due to concerns...

LVADs, heart failure patients, echocardiography, ASE, recommendations, guideline
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 04, 2015

August 4, 2015 — Over the past several years, advanced...

HeartMate PHP, Thoratec, St. Jude medical

The HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump) is the latest acute hemodynamic support technology released by Thoratec, which recently received CE mark in Europe. The PHP is currently in U.S.clinical trials.

Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 — St. Jude Medical and Thoratec announced that the boards of directors of both companies have...

Thoratec, HeartMate PHP. CE Mark approval, SHIELD I
Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015 - Thoratec announced that the HeartMate PHP (Percutaneous Heart Pump) received CE Mark approval,...

Abiomed, U.S. headquarters expansion, Impella 2.5, RP, jobs
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 09, 2015

July 9, 2015 - During an event with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in June, Abiomed announced a...

ECRI Institute, review, Impella RP, Abiomed
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 - ECRI Institute recently reviewed published data on Abiomed's Impella RP (Right Percutaneous)...

UH Case Medical Center, Impella RP, first in Ohio, Abiomed, Mobile Learning Lab
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 09, 2015

June 9, 2015 - University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute...

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Impella RP, right-side heart failure, Abiomed
News | June 04, 2015

June 4, 2015 - Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the first centers in the United States to use a new minimally...

Thoratec, HeartMate II, ROADMAP
News | May 04, 2015

May 4, 2015 — Thoratec Corp. announced results from the ROADMAP Study (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness...

Protek Duo, VV ECLS, CE mark, CardiacAssist, veno-venous cannula

Image courtesy of CardiacAssist Inc.

News | April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced that it received a Class 3 CE-mark for its Protek Duo veno-venous...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective
News | April 09, 2015

April 9, 2015 — Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic...

expert consensus, SCAI, ACC, HFSA, STS, heart pumps, MCS devices

The Abiomed Impella device

Feature | April 07, 2015

April 7, 2015 — An expert consensus statement released by four leading cardiovascular societies provides new...

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