Thoratec Company Profile

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Thoratec Corporation is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of medical devices for circulatory support, vascular graft, blood coagulation and skin incision applications. The Thoratec® Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) System approved for left, right, or total heart support and can be used as both a bridge-to-transplant and for recovery from open-heart surgery. More than 4,300 of these devices have been used in the treatment of over 2,800 patients worldwide. With the introduction of the Implantable Ventricular Assist Device (IVAD(tm)), Thoratec delivers the first and only implantable VAD for left, right and biventricular support. The IVAD is for bridge-to-heart transplantation and for post-cardiotomy recovery. Over 60 IVADs have been implanted worldwide. The company is also a leader in implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Its pneumatic and electric HeartMate® LVADs, which have been implanted in more than 4,100 patients worldwide, are implanted alongside the natural heart and take over the pumping function of the left ventricle for patients whose hearts are too damaged or diseased to produce adequate blood flow.


6035 Stoneridge Drive
United States of America


Phone: 925-847-8600
Fax: 925-847-8574

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Cardiac Assist Devices Market Global Briefing 2017 Including: IntraAortic Balloon Pumps, Ventricular Assist Devices And Artificial Hearts.Covering: Abbott Laboratories acquired St. Jude Medical, HeartWare, ABIOMED, Berlin Heart, SynCardia Systems, Inc., T

The global cardiac assist devices market was estimated to be around $0.7 billion as of 2016. The global cardiac assist devices made up around 1% of the overall cardiovascular devices market in 2016. T...

Global Cardiac Care Medical Equipment Market Research Report 20112023 [Report Updated: 22092017] Prices from USD $2570

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Risk Factors of Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device.

This study aimed to compare von Willebrand factor (vWF) levels, ristocetin cofactor levels, platelet counts, aortic valve movements, and right heart failure (RHF) as risk factors of gastrointestinal (...

Durable Biventricular Support Using Right Atrial Placement of the HeartWare HVAD.

Patients with Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) levels 1-2 who either have or are at risk for right ventricular failure face significant morbidity and mort...

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Thoratec Corporation is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of medical devices for circulatory support, vascular graft, blood coagulation and skin incision applications. ...

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