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Circulatory Assist Units, Cardiac, Ventricular

Definition : Circulatory assist units designed to assist one of the ventricles (most frequently, the left ventricle) of a damaged or weakened heart in pumping blood. These units typically consist of a mechanism that includes a pump, cannulae to draw venous blood to the pump and deliver it back to the aorta or pulmonary artery (according to left or right ventricle assistance, respectively), valves, and a unit that controls pump operation. Ventricular assist units are used to improve blood circulation in patients with a debilitated heart; the main components of these devices work external to the body, but some components, such as cannulae and/or balloons, are inserted in the circulatory system. Ventricular assist units are intended for temporary use either while the heart is healing or as a bridge to a heart transplant.

Entry Terms : "VADs" , "Cardiac Assist Devices" , "Circulatory Assist Units, Ventricular" , "Biventricular Assist Devices" , "Right Ventricular Assist Devices" , "Left Ventricular Assist Devices" , "Ventricular Assist Devices"

UMDC code : 10847

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ABIOMED Inc

Company Type: Parent

Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of RECOVERING HEARTS AND SAVING LIVES. Abiomed CEO, Chairman, and President, Michael R. Minogue, has focused the company's efforts on developing ground-breaking technologies designed to assist or replace the life-sustaining pumping function of the failing heart.

CardiacAssist Technologies

Company Type: Parent

CardiacAssist, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Pittsburgh area investors and later also supported by prominent international venture capital firms. CardiacAssist, Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a world-class healthcare and technology region, and features a team of accomplished experts in these fields.

Dynatek Dalta Scientific Instruments

Company Type: Parent

Dynatek Labs is a world leader in medical device testing, with over twenty five years of experience. From the introduction of our first tester, the M6 heart valve tester, a machine that is still the industry standard, to the ground breaking Coating Durability Tester (CDT), designed specifically for drug-eluting devices, Dynatek continually pushes forward with innovative thinking to meet the needs of the medical device industry.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp

Company Type: Parent

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

Jarvik Heart Inc

Company Type: Parent

L-Vad Technology Inc

Company Type: Parent

CardioPlus functions like the intraaortic balloon pump, for 30 years, the gold standard for hospital treatment of acute heart failure.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

ReliantHeart Inc

Company Type: Parent

Thoratec Corp

Company Type: Parent

For more than 30 years, Thoratec has been committed to developing advanced medical technologies to improve patient survival and quality of life. Thoratec provides the broadest mechanical circulatory support portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs. From acute to chronic heart failure, Thoratec offers proven device-based therapies to provide a new beginning for patients and their families.

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