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New cannula aids temporary heart pump:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Abiomed has received US FDA approval for its arterial cannula, which is used with the company's biventricular assist device, BVS-5000. The cannula, which uses a Boston Scientific Hemashield graft, is attached to the ascending aorta or pulmonary artery during implantation of the BVS. The device is smaller than previous cannulae, according to Danvers, Massachusetts-based Abiomed. It was submitted to the FDA as a premarket approval supplement.

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