Navigation Links
WorldHeart Announces First U.S. Implant of Levacor(TM) VAD Implant at INTEGRIS in Oklahoma City
Date:1/19/2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Heart Corporation ("WorldHeart") (Nasdaq: WHRT), a developer of mechanical circulatory systems, announced today that the first U.S. implant of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device ("VAD") was successfully performed at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center ("INTEGRIS") in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

This is the first implant in the Levacor VAD bridge-to-transplant ("BTT") study, which is expected to enroll 160 patients, pursuant to a recently approved U.S. Investigational Device Exemption Application. INTEGRIS is the first of the initial ten BTT clinical study sites.  

The recipient, an Oklahoma native, is a 59- year-old woman suffering from severe cardiomyopathy, or a weakened heart muscle. Dr. Craig Elkins, cardiac surgeon and INTEGRIS' surgical Principal Investigator for the study commented, "The device implant was remarkably smooth with a relatively short procedure and the patient is recovering quickly from her surgery. We are excited to participate in the study and pleased to offer to our patients this new technology."  

Mr. J. Alex Martin, WorldHeart's President and Chief Executive Officer added, "We are especially pleased to reach this important milestone and are gratified to provide this therapy to bridge those waiting for a donor heart."

About the Levacor VAD and World Heart Corporation

The Levacor VAD is the only fully magnetically levitated, bearingless, implantable centrifugal pump to move into clinical trial. By using magnetic levitation to fully suspend a spinning rotor, the Levacor VAD's only moving part, the pump is designed to eliminate wear and to provide unobstructed clearances for blood flow across a wide range of operation.

WorldHeart is a developer of mechanical circulatory support systems based in Salt Lake City, Utah with additional facilities in Oakland, California, USA and Herkenbosch, The Netherlands. WorldHeart's registered office is in Delaware, USA.

Any forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include all statements relating to WorldHeart's first implant in the bridge-to-transplant clinical study of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device, strategic direction, increase in shareholder value, access to investment capital, its clinical development programs and the product pipeline, and the growth of WorldHeart's overall business, as well as other statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking language, such as "believes," "feels," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "plans," "anticipates," or "intends" or the negative of those terms, or by discussions of strategy or intentions. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, including without limitation: risks involved in the clinical trials of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device, WorldHeart's need for additional capital in the future; risks in product development, regulatory approvals and market acceptance of and demand for WorldHeart's products; and other risks detailed in WorldHeart's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2009, June 30, 2009 and September 30, 2009.

SOURCE World Heart Corporation

RELATED LINKS
http://www.worldheart.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE World Heart Corporation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. WorldHeart Receives Unconditional BTT Study Approval From FDA for Levacor(TM) VAD
2. WorldHeart Signs Agreements for Next-Generation Minimally Invasive Blood Pump
3. WorldHeart Receives IRB Approval at First Center in the Levacor(TM) VAD BTT Clinical Trial
4. WorldHeart Receives US Clinical Study Approval for the Levacor(TM) VAD
5. WorldHeart Announces Further Milestone in Miniaturized Assist Pump Development
6. Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt of Paragraph IV Certification
7. PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy
8. Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. Announces New Preventative Model to Chronic Disease Management
9. Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Mexico
10. Roper Industries Announces Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes Due 2034 to Accrue Contingent Cash Interest
11. Sequenom Announces Settlement Agreement In Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital Health ... to it by the US Patent and Trademark ... technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in and ... and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows for ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds "Chronic ... that provides an overview on therapeutic pipeline of ... stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of ... type, along with latest updates, and featured news ... involved in the therapeutic development for Chronic Cough ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... beide primären Endpunkte und ... Überlegenheit in ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter ... Colons    ,      (Logo: ... gab heute neue positive Daten von der MORA-Studie ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... New studies ... of injured workers across 15 states. The outcomes examined in these studies include ... medical care, and satisfaction with medical care. , “The goal of the studies ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Today Omega Institute, a leading destination for yoga education ... training opportunities in the growing field of yoga therapy . Yoga therapy ... with specific health issues—including injuries, illnesses, and temporary or chronic health conditions. , “Yoga ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... planning services and products in the developing world, is pleased to release their ... prevent over 5 million unwanted pregnancies, almost 14,000 maternal deaths and 3.8 million ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) , ... May 25, ... ... in its Cross Benefit Clearinghouse supporting the real time adjudication of medical service ... Urgent Care providers using their current medical claims management software. The TransactRx Cross ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The University of San Francisco ... Professions. She will lead a team of more than 100 full-time faculty and staff, ... role as dean in late August. , Baker comes to USF from the University ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):