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 | August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for its...
MYDICAR Celladon Corp. Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatments LVADs
News | August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014 — Celladon Corp. announced that the first patient has been dosed in a clinical trial titled "...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart SynHall Valves FDA approval

SynCardia Systems Inc. received FDA approval to manufacture the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves. The OK gives the company control over the two critical components for heart manufacturing: The valves and the unique formula for segmented polyurethane solution (SPUS), which is manufactured only by SynCardia.

Technology | August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 — SynCardia Systems Inc. received approval in July from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for...
News | August 07, 2014
August 7, 2014 — The Berlin Heart Group announced they have completed enrollment in their post-approval study, the only...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implant VAD Heart Failure Treatments

Daniel G. Tang, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, explains the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation procedure.

News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation...
Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart
Technology | July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with...

The Maquet CardioHelp System

Case Study | July 09, 2014 | Atman P. Shah, M.D. and Sandeep Nathan, M.D., The University of Chicago
Mr. KH is a 58-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension and tobacco abuse who presented to the ...
News | July 07, 2014
July 7, 2014 — Thoratec Corp. has acquired Apica Cardiovascular Ltd. for an upfront cash payment of $35 million and...
Watchman, LAA occluder that may help increase cath lab procedure volume.

Left-atrial appendage (LAA) occlusions may help increase cath lab procedure volume.

Feature | June 17, 2014 | Dave Fornell
Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about...
HeartWare Ltd. Ventricular Assist Device Correction Batteries
News | May 07, 2014
May 7, 2014 — HeartWare Intl. Inc. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction related to all HeartWare...
Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

ASU engineer David Frakes examines a 3-D print of an optimized, patient-specific artificial heart that was virtually implanted into a pediatric patient.

Feature | April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 — An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital...
heartware lvads vanderbilt heart heartmate

The new HeartWare left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted through a minimally invasive approach and sits inside the chest, connecting directly to the heart.

Feature | April 25, 2014
April 25, 2014 — Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) was the first facility in Tennessee to implant the...
ICD Heart Failure Treatments VAD California Boston Scientific

Amanda and her husband, Nathan, doting on their daughter, Kassidy, minutes after her arrival.

News | April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 — Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches,...
News | April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 — New research presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung...
News | April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart system...