PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24 CardiacAssist, Inc. will exhibit theTandemHeart System in booth #1135 at the upcoming Society of Thoracic SurgeonsConference (STS) January 27-29 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft.Lauderdale, FL. The company also announced that during January, 2008,CardiacAssist will surpass 100 worldwide sites utilizing their TandemHeartSystem to help support their cardiac patients, bringing the device even closerto elevating the standard of care at many of these institutions for rapiddeployment of mechanical circulatory support.
"Working together with these prestigious heart centers across the globehas allowed us to reach heightened levels of acceptance both in the Cath Laband the Operating Room," said Michael Garippa, President and CEO ofCardiacAssist, Inc. "The TandemHeart System's versatility, superiorpercutaneous flow rate, ease of use and the speed with which it can beinserted to help critically ill patients without traumatic surgery willcontinue to increase our presence in heart centers worldwide."
During 2007, the TandemHeart System treated more than 340 patients, arecord number, and also surpassed 1100 cases worldwide since inception. Inall, 2007 set multiple fiscal records for revenue, profits and cash flow.
Over 25 new centers adopted the TandemHeart System technology during thepast year. The new centers that helped push past the 100 mark include:
The TandemHeart System provides circulatory support through a cardiaccatheterization procedure in as little as 30 minutes and can provide up tofive liters per minute of blood flow. If implanted surgically the TandemHeartSystem can deliver up to 8 lpm. The TandemHeart System is fully reimbursed byMedicare under existing DRG codes. The device can be placed rapidly in thecath lab or operating room, providing effective, reliable, temporarycirculatory support.-- Baylor Heart Hospital; Plano, TX -- Cisanello University Hospital, Pisa, Italy; -- Florida Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; -- Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY; -- Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA; -- Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; -- Penn-Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; -- Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA; -- University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; -- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
SOURCE CardiacAssist, Inc.