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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. Minogue said the first commercial implantation of the AbioCor device took place at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., The Boston Globe said Thursday. It's a great milestone for the company, Minogue said of the June 15 procedure. The AbioCor was approved for commercial use by the U.S. Food...

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. PROTECT I is the first prospective multi-center, FDA-approved trial for prophylactic, or preventative, use of a device during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. The 20 patient...

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. The grapefruit-sized, titanium-and-plastic device -- Abiomed Inc.'s AbioCor artificial heart -- may give patients only a few extra months and costs about $250,000. The 14 men who received the two-pound artificial heart in a study lived less than five months...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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