PITTSBURGH, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CardiacAssist, Inc. announced that
it has placed the TandemHeart System at five new medical centers. More than
100 hospitals worldwide now use the TandemHeart System in the Cath Lab
and/or Operating Room for extracorporeal circulatory support.
The five new TandemHeart Centers of Excellence are:
-- Advanced Perfusion Care, Pinehurst, NC
-- Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL
-- Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL
-- St. Joseph Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
-- Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
The TandemHeart System provides extracorporeal circulatory support through a percutaneous cardiac catheterization procedure or direct surgical placement in as little as 30 minutes. The resulting increase in blood flow is up to five liters per minute percutaneously or 8 LPM via surgical cannulation.
"We're pleased to have such prestigious cardiac care facilities join our centers of excellence that are now using the TandemHeart System," said Michael Garippa, President and CEO of CardiacAssist, Inc. "The adoption rate for this technology continues to increase, and our commercial experience with the TandemHeart is on the way to 2,000 cases."
Advanced Perfusion Care, Inc. provides quality, comprehensive perfusion
and auto transfusion services to hospitals throughout the United States. In
2008, Provena St. Joseph Hospital received a Distinguished Hospital Award
for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is
ranked among the Top 50 Community Hospitals as determined by U.S. News and
World Report 2007. Temple University Medical Center is one of the premier
academic hospitals in the nation and consistently ranks among the nation's
top hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report's guide to "America's Best
Hospitals." Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta is a leader among Georgia
health-care providers, respected for its expertise, in
|SOURCE CardiacAssist, Inc.|
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