Artificial Pump Effectively Backs Up Failing Hearts, Washington University in St. Louis Study

Published: Apr 06, 2009

Washington University in St. Louis -- April 1, 2009 -- Patients with severe heart failure can be bridged to eventual transplant by a new, smaller and lighter implantable heart pump, according to a just-completed study of the device. Results of this third-generation heart assist device were reported at the 58th annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology on March 30.

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