Terumo in pivotal trial for DuraHeart

Ford, Omar
July 2008
Cardiovascular Devices & Drugs;Jul2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p30
The article reports on the pivotal trial for the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) from Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Terumo Heart. The Institutional Review Board of the University of Michigan has agreed to conduct a pivotal trial for a bridge-to-transplant indication to assess the device. The pivotal trial will involve 140 patients and is set to run for two and a half years. It notes that the device is designed to help the left ventricle to pump blood throughout the body.


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