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2014-03-04 16:26:01

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 4, 2014, Thoratec Corporation initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its labeling and training materials for the HeartMate II(®) LVAS Pocket System Controller (the "Pocket Controller"). This safety advisory is being issued because some patients and caregivers have experienced difficulties with the process of changing from a primary system controller to their backup system controller. These...

2014-03-04 08:33:06

AHA-Tucson Division Names SynCardia Co-Founder Copeland a Heart Hero for His Pioneering Work With Heart Transplants & the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart TUCSON, Ariz., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned heart transplant pioneer Dr. Jack G. Copeland was honored recently as a "Heart Hero" by the American Heart Association in Tucson, Arizona, for his trailblazing work saving lives with heart transplantation, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the use of...

Artificial Muscles Do The Twist
2014-02-27 14:13:14

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Researchers develop a bio-inspired actuated material that mimics the complex motion of the heart muscle and could lead to better implantable medical devices and flexible robots In the heart, as in the movies, 3D action beats the 2D experience hands down. In 3D, healthy hearts do their own version of the twist. Rather than a simple pumping action, they circulate blood as if they were wringing a towel. The bottom of the...

2014-02-26 16:28:47

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that CEO Doug Godshall is scheduled to present at the Raymond James 35(th) Annual Institutional Investors Conference at 4:35 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The conference is being held March 2-5 at JW Marriott Grande...

2014-02-26 12:26:13

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in two upcoming investor conferences. On Monday, March 3, the company will participate in the Raymond James 35(th) Annual Institutional Investors Conference. Taylor C. Harris, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide an update on...

2014-02-21 16:23:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Thoratec Corporation ("Thoratec" or the "Company")(NASDAQ: THOR) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, and docketed under 14-cv-00360, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Thoratec securities between April 29, 2010 and November 27, 2013 both dates...

2014-02-05 12:27:58

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute achieves another regional first CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System today announced it became the first healthcare system in North or South Carolina to implant the total artificial heart (TAH). The surgery was performed at Carolinas Medical Center on January 13, and was led by Eric Skipper, MD, the medical director of adult cardiac surgery at the System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute....

2014-02-04 16:29:40

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTWR) has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The Company plans to release the financial results prior to the conference call. The conference call with management will discuss the Company's financial results, highlights from the fourth quarter and business...

2014-02-04 16:28:56

- Revenue of $128.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support (MCS) therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013. "We were pleased with our financial performance for the fourth quarter and full year, supported by robust growth in the worldwide market for...

2014-02-04 16:28:02

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTWR), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that CEO Doug Godshall is scheduled to present at the 2014 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference at 8:55 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The conference is being held February 12-13 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York...


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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