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2014-04-24 20:23:05

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR) today announced issuance of a clinician and patient reminder concerning the Urgent Medical Device Correction distributed to all of its clinical sites by the company in December 2013. The device correction discussed eight complaints that the locking mechanism of the driveline connector of the HeartWare(®) Ventricular Assist System had failed to engage and instructed clinicians to inspect patient...

2014-04-22 20:22:07

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTWR) has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 1, 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 first quarter and business outlook....

2014-04-14 16:25:55

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today announced that it will report its operating results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 on Tuesday, May 6. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results and operating activities, open to all interested parties, at 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight...

2014-04-07 23:23:27

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Global Cardiac Assist Devices Market Research Report Analysis, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-assist-devices.html Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Cardiac Assist Devices (CAD) are type of mechanical pumps that work along with the heart to improve its pumping efficiency and maintain the optimum blood flow throughout the body. Cardiac...

2014-03-25 16:26:29

Thought Leaders Present Cases with Etiologies That Lead to End-Stage Biventricular Heart Failure, Including Cardiac Tumor, Transplant Rejection, Ventricular Septal Defect and Chagas Disease TUCSON, Ariz., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought leaders in the U.S. heart transplant and mechanical device field recently detailed the best practices for a growing list of uses for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, demonstrating how the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE...

2014-03-17 16:28:56

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 17, 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"). The following information is provided as a reinforcement of the initial release. Failure to completely connect the driveline during the process of exchanging Pocket System Controllers has resulted in serious...

2014-03-07 08:26:22

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 7, 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 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The conference is being held March 11-13 at Loews Miami Hotel. A live webcast of...

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...


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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