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VAD

February 26, 2019
Today, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the third annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) report. Between Sep 19, 2012 and Dec 31, 2017, 423 patients (less than 19 years of age) in 30 hospitals were supported with 508 devices.
February 7, 2019
In the February issue of The Annals, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the first annual report after the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs) joined the STS National Database in January 2018.  This report summarizes the outcomes in patients (≥19 years of age) undergoing durable MCS implant b
February 5, 2019
In a letter to healthcare providers, the US FDA summarized a recent evaluation of a postapproval study of the Abiomed Impella RP system. In clinical trials, 73% of patients survived 30 days after device explant, hospital discharge, or to definitive intervention. In the postapproval study, just over 17% of patients met this goal.
January 30, 2019
Garbade and colleagues compared outcomes reported during the European Conformity (CE) Mark clinical trial of the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD)  to outcomes for patients treated since the device came to market.
November 30, 2018
Netuka provides several important technical nuances to consider when implanting the HeartMate 3 left heart assist device. He focuses on apical cuff attachment, optimal positioning of the pump in the pericardial cavity, and positioning of the outflow graft.
October 23, 2018
A post-market study (ELEVATE registry) of the fully magnetically levitated continuous flow HeartMate III left ventricular assist device (LVAD) found no pump thrombosis in 463 patients in Europe and Kazakhstan.
October 2, 2018
Will await the full paper to test the titular preliminary assertion. 
June 6, 2018
Dobrovie and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of mitral regurgitation (MR) in 128 patients who had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted. The authors found that even severe MR improved following LVAD implantation without intraoperative repair of the valve.
May 25, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Coal miners in central Appalachia in the US have an increasing incidence of severe black lung disease and an associated increased need for lung transplantation.

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