ventricular assist device

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ventricular assist device:

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external or surgically implanted mechanical device designed to replace a patient's diseased heart. The first one used on a human being, the Jarvik-7, was implanted (1982) in Barney Clark, who lived for 112 days; another patient, William Schroeder, lived 620
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As the condition of his heart was beyond repair and as they couldn't risk his life by searching for a heart donor, doctors decided to implant the heartware ventricular assist device.
Because of that, surgeons do not have to create a flap or pouch in the patient's abdomen to carry the pump as does the Thoratec HeartMate II, which is the device John's mother was implanted with and which was the only ventricular assist device on the market in the U.
Lot 2 Short to Medium Term Ventricular Assist Devices.
Because marginal donor hearts are more likely to experience acute graft failure, ventricular assist devices will allow surgeons to consider the use of donor hearts that previously may have been rejected, noted Dr.
Due to the availability of advanced Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) procedures in these new cardiac centers the procedure can be carried out efficiently in the US.
Patients suffering from severe renal dysfunction caused by cardiogenic shock should not automatically be precluded from receiving ventricular assist devices (VAD) as a bridge to receiving a heart transplant, according to a study in the February 5 Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Arrow also signed a related agreement for the continued research and development on the CorAide ventricular assist device that has been a joint development effort of CCF and the National Institute of Health.
M2 PHARMA-December 24, 2015-NCKU, Duke University School of Medicine Team on Ventricular Assist Device Design
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Irvine, CA, and World Heart Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announced they have reached a definitive agreement in which the newly formed US subsidiary of WorldHeart will acquire the business of Novacor, Edward's Oakland, CA-based ventricular assist device operation (VAD).
These data showed that, in a clinical trial of children with severe heart failure who were waiting for a heart transplant, 90% of patients in the primary cohort of the study were successfully bridged to a heart transplant using Berlin Heart's EXCOR([R]) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).
Industry Veteran to Bring HeartAssist 5 Left Ventricular Assist Device to Asia Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand
The answer came in the form of a new medical technology called ventricular assist device, or VAD.