Doctors from the University of Louisville implanted the first self-contained artificial heart, the AbioCor
, in 2001.
self-contained, mechanical heart developed by Abiomed, of Danvers, Massachusetts.
Morris  presented the review of artificial hearts on two different makes, namely CardioWest and AbioCor
with the operating principles are deliberately explained.
is a completely self-contained replacement heart designed to sustain the body's circulatory system.
In June 2009 Abiomed received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reimbursement of its AbioCor
Total Replacement Heart and 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Impella 2.5 Cardiac Assist Device.
For instance, she alludes to, but does not offer support for, racial underpinnings in the selection of two Black men as the first recipients of the AbioCor
artificial heart in 2001 and 2002.
Swazey, "'He Knows That Machine Is His Mortality': Old and New Social and Cultural Patterns in the Clinical Trial of the AbioCor
Artificial Heart," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47 (2004): 74-99; G.J.
However, two newly available devices present a unique challenge-Boston Scientific's Wingspan intracranial stent, approved under an HDE in August 2005, and Abiomed's Abiocor
total artificial heart, granted HDE status in September.
The Food and Drug Administration has given a limited approval to the first totally artificial implantable heart, Abiomed Inc.'s 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.