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DuraHeart™ Third-Generation Left Ventricular Assist System Featured at 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Date:10/14/2009

s over existing technology. The impeller's magnetic levitation eliminates premature friction wear and allows a wide gap between blood contact surface areas, enabling blood to flow through the pump unimpeded in a smooth non-turbulent fashion. In addition, a hydrodynamic failsafe, that enables the pump to continue working under conditions that might cause other devices to fail, provides reassurance to patients and physicians.

"We are excited to bring DuraHeart to our customers during this important meeting," said Pinon. "As we expand our clinical experience worldwide and prepare to engage new centers in new markets, feedback from our customers will ensure we stay on track and offer the best treatment option."

The EACTS meeting offers Terumo Heart an excellent opportunity to showcase its unique technology and gather valuable feedback from cardiac surgeon customers in the field of Heart Failure surgery. To learn more about the DuraHeart LVAS program, please visit Terumo Heart representatives at exhibit booth number 32 during the meeting.

About Heart Failure
More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global population, heart failure is the number one reason for hospitalization. The most severely ill patients need heart transplants in order to recover. More than 8,000 people worldwide are on the list of eligible candidates for heart transplants annually, but less than 3,000 will receive a transplant each year. A large number of people who suffer from severe heart failure do not qualify for transplantation due to other health issues. An alternative for these patients is access to artificial mechanical assist devices. Left Ventricular Assist Systems are a type of mechanical circulatory device specifically designed to improve the quality of life of the patients waiting for donor hearts, as well as those
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