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2009-05-28 12:32:00

BERLIN, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500th patient was supported with the Berlin Heart EXCOR(R) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (also known as the "Berlin Heart") since the first implantation of the device in 1990. The patient, an 11-month-old girl, received the device at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and has been successfully transplanted in the meantime. Alejandra had been diagnosed a few weeks after birth with left ventricular non compaction and dilative...

2009-04-03 07:00:00

BERLIN, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Heart GmbH today announced it has received its first marketing approval in North America. The EXCOR(R) Pediatric ventricular assist device received the License with Conditions from Health Canada, the Federal Department responsible for regulatory issues in Canada. The Berlin Heart EXCOR Pediatric is a mechanical cardiac support system for critically ill pediatric patients suffering from severe heart failure. EXCOR Pediatric has been used as a...


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