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Latest Ventricular assist device Stories

2012-04-07 23:01:36

Parker Waichman LLP is warning patients about the dangers of Thoratec´s HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS). Although the Class I recall implies that there potentially fatal complications, the “recalled” device remains on the market. Following reports of improper detachment at the bend relief component, the FDA is concerned that the defect “may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death”. Port Washigton, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2012...

2012-04-05 23:01:29

Medical meeting presentations to include post-market surveillance study results and comparison of survival to transplant/INTERMACS profile among MCS devices. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that this year´s annual meeting of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) being held April 18-21 in Prague,...


Latest Ventricular assist device Reference Libraries

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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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