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UH Case Medical Center, CardioKinetix reveal promising data for treatment for heart failure
Date:5/18/2012

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Through a small catheter inserted in the femoral artery (large thigh artery), the Parachute implant is deployed in the left ventricle to partition the damaged muscle, excluding the non-functional heart segment from the healthy, functional segment to decrease the overall volume of the left ventricle and restore its geometry and function. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in the catheterization laboratory under conscious sedation.

The next phase of the trial will be to enroll close to 500 patients in both the United States and Europe. UH Case Medical Center and The Ohio State University Medical Center will serve as the focal points for the efforts conducted nationally.

"The sustained and concordant improvements in symptoms, heart function and clinical outcomes are compelling, with a very acceptable safety profile," Dr. Costa said. "If these results are confirmed in the upcoming large randomized trial, the Parachute implant will transform the treatment of patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, reducing debilitating symptoms and dramatically improving the quality of life for our patients."


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Contact: Mike Ferrari
mike.ferrari@uhhospitals.org
216-844-7239
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
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