Navigation Links
CardiacAssist, Inc. Announces Five New TandemHeart Centers of Excellence
Date:4/18/2008

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, innovation in health-care delivery and quality of care. The acute-care facility is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast.

The TandemHeart System is fully reimbursed by Medicare under existing DRG codes. The device can be placed rapidly in the cath lab or operating room, providing effective, reliable, temporary circulatory support. To date, the TandemHeart System has been used in 28 countries by 120 different facilities by 200 different physicians.

Contact:

Pamela McDonald

Marketing Assistant

Ph: 412-963-7770 ext. 226

pmcdonald@cardiacassist.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE CardiacAssist, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
2. CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Bayside Marin Recovery Center, San Rafael
3. UHW Announces: Antelope Valley Hospital Caregivers and Board Vote to Ratify First Union Contract With SEIU UHW-West
4. HEI, Inc. Announces Sale of RFID Division Assets
5. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Zyloprim(R)
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. Z Trim Announces Revocation of Gregory Halpern Severence Agreement
8. Brooke Franchise Corporation Announces Selected July Results
9. Manor Care, Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting
10. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Adipex-P(R)
11. Planet Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Antigen Laboratories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. ... organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, and increase the ... cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, + ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... , MEDIA ADVISORY: 5000 PERIOPERATIVE NURSES EXPECTED AT AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE & ... nurses in the world with an estimated 5000 perioperative nurses in attendance ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... With the FCPX LUT: Summer pack from Pixel ... A LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula for modifying an ... table. By manipulating each pixel, LUT's can change each color range differently, it gives ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Research ... treatment helps to reduce the frequency and level of relapse. , ... Healthy Identity and Purpose,” will explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Love is in ... in a variety of colors, assortments and packaging. This staple for Valentine’s Day is ... Kullen location. , For Valentine’s Day, not only are long-stem roses available, but ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Feb. 8, 2016 ... and marketing high performance apparel for healthcare and other ... Bold Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Dale ... and remains Chairman. Mr. Bold is also joining Vestagen,s ... in a new class of active barrier technologies that ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS ; ASX: UNS), ... announced that it will release its financial results for the ... close on February 9, 2016.  At this time, the Company ... results.    About Unilife Corporation --> ... Unilife Corporation UNIS / ASX: UNS) ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016  Astellas Pharma Inc. President and Chief ... of James Robinson as president, Americas Operations, for ... North and South America , effective April ... representing the commercial organization in the United States ... Masao Yoshida , who is retiring in June ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: