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Thoratec Announces FDA Approval of HeartMate II(R) for Bridge-To-Transplantation
Date:4/21/2008

ort materials that provide best practices on patient selection, device implantation and patient discharge and follow-up to ensure optimal patient outcomes. In addition, we are implementing programs to educate referring cardiologists about the compelling data from our trial and to increase their understanding of and appreciation for the value of mechanical circulatory support available with the HeartMate II," Burbach continued.

"For a population having an unmet need and for which drug therapies have not proven to be an effective solution, we believe the HeartMate II represents a breakthrough therapy and new hope for these patients. It further demonstrates our leadership position in the mechanical circulatory support arena with the broadest portfolio of devices. We want to acknowledge the efforts of the clinicians and patients who participated in this landmark trial in making this day a reality," Burbach commented.

About HeartMate II

The HeartMate II is a mechanical circulatory support device intended for a broad range of advanced-stage heart failure patients. An axial flow device, the HeartMate II can pump up to 10 liters of blood per minute, the full output of a healthy heart, and is designed to provide long-term cardiac support. The device is implanted alongside a patient's native heart and takes over the pumping ability of the weakened heart's left ventricle. It is easier to implant than prior devices, and with only one moving part, the HeartMate II is designed to provide exceptional reliability and improved patient quality of life. The device is designed to have a much longer functional life than the previous generation of devices and to operate more simply and quietly.

About Thoratec

Thoratec is a world leader in therapies to address advanced-stage heart failure. The company's product lines include the Thoratec(R) VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and HeartMate LVAS with more than 11,000 devices implanted in patients suffering fr
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