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AbioCor II

A next-generation implantable replacement heart, which incorporates the best from AbioCor and the Penn State Heart. It is smaller, and thus fits into more patients, with a goal is 5-year reliability.
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The AbioCor is intended to replace the severely damaged native heart of patients who are not eligible for a transplant and have no other treatment alternative.
The AbioCor was approved under a humanitarian device exemption.
The AbioCor is the result of almost 30 years of research and development, much of which was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The AbioCor is a vast improvement over older fake hearts, some of which relied on 159-kg (350-lb) external power devices.
His doctors said he died not because of problems with the AbioCor heart, but because of abdominal bleeding brought on by long-standing health problems.
Nasdaq: ABMD) for use in Abiomed's AbioCor self-contained mechanical heart.
Lederman, presidente y director ejecutivo de Abiomed, la compania fabricante del corazon artificial, llamado Abiocor, quien ha senalado que en esta primera etapa de experimentacion en humanos, la meta es duplicar la vida de los pacientes; es decir, lograr que con el corazon de reemplazo vivan 60 dias.
Danvers, MA, received a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart (AbioCor).
Unlike earlier artificial hearts, which kept patients bedridden and wired to fridge-size power sources, the new AbioCor replacement heart fits entirely in a person's chest (see diagram).