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2014-09-12 08:24:55

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients.

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2009-06-25 10:58:44

An official with Massachusetts headquartered Abiomed Inc. says the company's new artificial heart has been successfully implanted in a patient. Abiomed chief executive Michael R.

2007-10-25 15:00:48

Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) formally announced the results of its Impella® 2.5 PROTECT I safety trial for the first time at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Scientific Symposium and main sessions.

2006-09-05 16:49:28

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seriously ill heart failure patients expected to live only a month and ineligible for transplant can get an implant of a permanent artificial heart, U.S. health officials ruled on Tuesday.


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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