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2010-04-07 16:19:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR; ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare to enroll up to an additional 54 patients in its "ADVANCE" bridge-to-transplant...

2010-03-12 21:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For patients who are living with a heart problem, the option of surgical treatment can be just as terrifying as their current condition. From aortic aneurysms to Heart Valve Replacement Surgery, Open Heart Surgery is a serious procedure that has definite risks to the patient's health. However, with a great team of talented and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons, patients who need heart valve replacement surgery can go into surgery feeling confident....

2010-02-22 16:15:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR; ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced the conclusion of patient enrollment under its "ADVANCE" clinical trial. HeartWare's ADVANCE clinical trial is an FDA approved IDE study designed to evaluate the HeartWare® Ventricular Assist...

2010-02-12 16:27:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over for 16-year-old Francesco "Frank" De Santiago. On January 29, De Santiago received a donor heart in a successful nine-hour transplant operation at Texas Children's Heart Center. De Santiago made medical history last October for being the first child ever discharged from a pediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump, or intracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD). Until then, pediatric patients with mechanical heart...

2010-01-20 12:34:00

Device Provides Support for Those Who Are Not Acceptable Transplant Candidates SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the HeartMate II, a continuous-flow, left ventricular assist system as a support for severe heart failure patients who are not acceptable candidates for heart transplantation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The HeartMate II is already FDA-approved for use in patients...

2009-12-15 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,594,974 regarding a novel method of cutting tissue materials for use in implantable devices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040202/ATSILOGO) The patent, entitled "Method of Cutting Material for Use in Implantable...

2009-12-01 17:16:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Artificial Organs - Worldwide Market Challenges & Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164217/Artificial-Organs---Worldwide-Market-Challenges--Opportunities.html With decades of research and advances in technology, artificial organs have become the viable alternative to effectively address donor organ shortage problem. Besides sustaining life and...

2009-11-17 12:03:43

A new generation of implanted devices that help a failing heart function properly is significantly more effective than the previous version, making these new devices an appropriate permanent therapy for many of the more than 5 million Americans who suffer from heart failure. A research team led by a University of Louisville cardiac surgeon published data to support these conclusions in the November 17, 2009 Online First edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The results were...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

Study highlights: -- Continuous flow heart pump improved survival better than pulsating pump for heart failure patients ineligible for transplant. -- The new, continuous flow left ventricular assist device is smaller, quieter and more durable than pulsating models. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, continuous flow heart pump, or left ventricular assist device (LVAD), delivered better two-year survival in advanced heart failure patients than the current pulsatile...

2009-11-11 18:09:00

Teen enjoys normal activities outside of hospital while awaiting donor heart Texas Children's Hospital is the nation's first pediatric hospital to discharge a child while on an intracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD), a feat previously accomplished only at adult institutions. The patient, 16-year-old Francisco "Frank" De Santiago, who was implanted with a mechanical heart pump called the HeartMate II on May 19, 2009, was discharged on Oct. 29, 2009. "This is a promising next step for...


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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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