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First Patients in United States Receive Innovative Device to Treat Moderate Heart Failure
Date:4/21/2009

le adjustments, family education, device therapy (i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a defibrillator), or surgery. A major medical treatment challenge is that the medical regimen and CRT options often stop alleviating symptoms over time, hence the need for C-Pulse heart assist.

About Sunshine Heart

Sunshine Heart (ASX: SHC) (www.sunshineheart.com) is a global medical device company, committed to the commercialization of C-Pulse(TM) an implantable, non-blood contacting, heart assist therapy for the treatment of people with moderate heart failure. C-Pulse reduces the symptoms of heart failure through the use of counterpulsation technology which enables an increase in cardiac output, an increase in coronary blood flow and reduction in the heart's pumping workload. The Company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a 20 person U.S. feasibility clinical trial with C-Pulse and patient enrolment and implants have commenced. Sunshine Heart listed on the ASX in September 2004 has a presence in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

For further information, please visit www.sunshineheart.com or contact:

    Don Rohrbaugh
    Chief Executive Officer
    +1 714 259 0732
    don.rohrbaugh@sunshineheart.com

    Investors/Media:
    The Ruth Group
    R.J. Pellegrino/Scott Lerman
    646-536-7009/7013
    rpellegrino@theruthgroup.com
    slerman@theruthgroup.com

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