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From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients.
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.
Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) formally announced the results of its ImpellaÂ® 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.
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.
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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