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Boston teen carries artificial-heart battery inside her black purse while she waits for transplant Doctors at Boston Children's Hospital say that Kyah DeSimone is the first child to go back to school with a ventricular assist device (VAD). She
Cardiac surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine implanted a total of 101 ventricular assist devices in 2012, far surpassing the total from 2011. St. February 13, 2013 <
John Grogan stands with his father, Richard Grogan, outside their Leominster home. The old Bee Gees song Stayin Alive could be the mantra for three members of a Leominster family who have been helped by three generations of ventricular assist devices.
59 am HeartWare , an Australian and Framingham, Massachusetts developer of ventricular assist devices, has received FDA approval for its HeartWare Ventricular Assist System as a bridge to heart transplantation in patients with end-stage heart failure.
Math and physics teacher Darol Straub, 65, of Ann Arbor, Mich., helped high school and community college students make sense of the laws of motion, but by spring of this year his heart struggled to pump. On May 7 he was implanted with a left
The batteries and the controller are carried outside the body on straps or in a vest. The controller, a kind of computer, gives off warnings or alarms in case of low power or other problems and controls how the pump works...The VAD is implanted
Written by Filed Under The Copsy family doesn't need Valentine's Day to celebrate love and the power of the heart. They do it every day, knowing that if not for three heart transplants, they wouldn't be together. Three men over 25 years have been at
HeartWare as we pursue our mission of creating intelligent implants to treat poorly managed medical conditions."...Surgical, is a spin-off from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). DLR is Germany 's national research center for aeronautics and space.
World Heart Corporation (WorldHeart) announced on July 29th, 2011 that it shall no longer pursue commercialization of their Levacor Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) technology and will focus on a smaller, new-generation MiFlow VAD. WorldHeart's
Friends of the Riverfront, an organization that works to raise awareness about and expand Pittsburgh's riverfront trails, recently issued the new policy, updating outdated regulations. The policy, already in effect, accommodates those who use