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HeartWare International Surpasses 50 Implants in the US
Date:8/20/2009

osed each year. Despite new treatment strategies for patients with end-stage heart failure, the number of patients who die with this disease is of epidemic proportion. Cardiac transplantation is currently the most effective therapy for the treatment of advanced end-stage heart failure, however, its application is limited due to the lack of available donor organs.

Over the last decade, bridging to cardiac transplantation with implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has gained wider clinical acceptance and LVADs are used to extend life expectancy for patients with end-stage heart failure who might otherwise deteriorate while awaiting a donor heart.

About HeartWare International

HeartWare International develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps, or left ventricular assist devices, to treat Class IIIb and Class IV patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The HeartWare((R)) Ventricular Assist System features the HVAD((TM)) pump, a small full-output circulatory support device (up to 10L/min flow) designed to be implanted next to the heart, avoiding the abdominal surgery generally required to implant competing devices. HeartWare has received CE Marking for the HeartWare((R)) Ventricular Assist System in the European Union. The device is currently the subject of a 150-patient clinical trial in the United States for a Bridge-to-Transplant indication.

HeartWare International, Inc. is a member of the Russell 2000((R)) and its securities are publicly traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market and the Australian Securities Exchange.

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