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AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure
Date:6/16/2009

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has joined a select group of leading cardiovascular disease centers in the United States exploring the efficacy of a promising new technology – called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) - for the treatment of patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) who are on the waiting list for heart transplantation.

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) June 16, 2009 -- Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has joined a select group of leading cardiovascular disease centers in the United States exploring the efficacy of a promising new technology – called the DuraHeartTM Left-Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) - for the treatment of patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) who are on the waiting list for heart transplantation.

AGH is the only medical center in Pittsburgh participating in the clinical trial of the DuraHeart device, joining a number of nationally recognized medical centers, including the University of Michigan and Columbia University Medical Center.

The DuraHeart LVAS is part of a new, third-generation class of artificial mechanical support technology, referred to as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), that is surgically implanted to help maintain the pumping capacity of a weakened heart muscle that is no longer able to supply enough oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

Similar to the way an automobile fuel pump regulates the flow of gasoline to the vehicle’s engine, an LVAD functions via a tube connected to the heart’s left ventricle that pulls blood into the pump, where it is then propelled through the aorta - the primary vessel that circulates blood throughout the body.

The small pump sits in the upper part of the patient’s abdomen. A second tube attached to the pump exits the body through the wall of the abdomen and attaches to the pump’s porta
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