Medtech Insight is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Third artificial heart patient suffers stroke:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The third patient to receive Abiomed's AbioCor artificial heart has suffered a stroke, but is recovering well, said physicians from the Texas Heart Institute and St Luke's Episcopal Hospital said last week. Abiomed of Danvers, Massachusetts, said last month that it planned to modify the design of its fully implantable heart, as a question-mark hangs over one specific component that could potentially cause a stroke in human recipients (see Clinica No 994, p 21). Three of the five patients to receive the AbioCor heart to date have suffered strokes.

Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT064591

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel