Cost-Effectiveness Studies Support Medtronic's HeartWare HVAD
A cost-effectiveness analysis of the LATERAL trial shows patients treated with Medtronic’s HeartWare HVAD through the less-invasive thoracotomy procedure incurred lower hospitalization and medical supply costs than patients implanted with a ventricular assist device through the traditional sternotomy approach. Another new analysis shows HeartWare HVAD is more cost-effective than ventricular assist devices of the past.
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A post-hoc analysis of the combined data from the ENDURANCE and ENDURANCE Supplemental trials shows a relationship between severely disabling stroke and one-year mortality in patients treated with Medtronic’s HeartWare HVAD as well as other left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD), including Abbott’s HeartMate II, and that blood-pressure control significantly reduces the risk of stroke events from six-months to two-years post-implant.
Results of the LATERAL trial presented at the recent ISHLT conference show Medtronic's HVAD can be implanted safely through a thoracotomy procedure instead of the standard sternotomy approach, which is far more invasive. At the same meeting, subset data from the ENDURANCE trial confirms that the sickest heart-failure patients treated with HVAD have similar outcomes as less sick patients, and results of the ENDURANCE Supplement show that blood pressure management minimizes the risk of stroke with HVAD.