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MicroMed Cardiovascular Announces First DeBakey VAD(R) Implant at the Bakoulev Institute in Moscow


10/4/2007 12:29:46 PM

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 04, 2007) - MicroMed Cardiovascular, Inc. (OTCBB: MMCV) announced today that on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, doctors at the world famous Bakoulev Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Russia successfully implanted the pediatric version of the DeBakey VAD® in a 17-year-old boy suffering from viral cardiomyopathy. Academician Professor Leo A. Bockeria stated, "The DeBakey VAD® is small and quiet and it immediately improved the patient's perfusion; it will greatly enhance his ability to survive and thrive." Also in the surgery was Professor Konstantin V. Shatalov who stated that "the implant was quite straightforward and the patient was extubated within two hours of the surgery. I am greatly encouraged by the results for our patients." "The staff at the Bakoulev Centre is excellent; I expect them to have great success with the device," said Dr. George Noon, of Baylor College of Medicine, who attended the implant.

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