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Whitney was placed in a BiVAD machine, an implantable pump designed to help the heart function better when both sides of the organ are failing.
received approval to conduct its first clinical trial in 2007 on the Prometra programmable implantable pump. The company received approval by the FDA to market the Prometra in 2012.
The tunneling trocar is used to lead the percutaneous cable of the implantable pump outward from the patient's tissue.
"The LVAD is a small implantable pump that improves heart function and will enable me to resume an active life," he added.
ISLAMABAD, April 03, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- A tiny lightweight implantable pump that will help patients with severe heart failure tide over until transplant has been developed.
ISLAMABAD, April 03, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- A tiny lightweight implantable pump that will help patients with severe heart failure tide over until transplant has been developed.
These benefits are 10 year-life, enhanced patient freedom, easier and less traumatic implantation, and flow rates that will serve the broadest patient population of any implantable pump. The benefits are derived from the simple, yet novel, application of magnetic levitation to blood pump design.
The implantable pump has already been developed and tested in more than 400 people worldwide.
Prager related the story of a patient whose implantable pump cost far less than the hospitalization she would have needed for her chronic pain.
[2.] "Small Implantable Pump Would Assist Circulation of Blood," NASA Tech Briefs, July 1996.
IL-2 usually is delivered intravenously or directed to the spot needing treatment either by an implantable pump or an externally wearable pump together with an implanted catheter tube.

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