MicroMed Cardiovascular Company Profile

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In 1984, Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. George Noon performed heart transplant surgery on NASA-Johnson Space Center (JSC) engineer David Saucier, following a severe heart attack. Six months later, Saucier returned to JSC with the desire to apply spacecraft technology to help people with diseased hearts. As early as 1987, informal meetings began with NASA engineers and Drs. DeBakey and Noon in Saucier's home to discuss the design of a low-cost, low-power, implantable ventricular assist device (VAD). NASA began formal funding of the development of the device four years later, bringing space technology to earth-bound applications.In 1996, MicroMed received an exclusive license from NASA to use this rotary blood pump for cardiovascular applications. MicroMed then began the development of the critical support systems that would allow the device (system) to be approved by regulatory agencies and to be utilized in life-saving applications in humans. European clinical trials of the MicroMed DeBakey VAD began in November 1998 and CE Mark certification was awarded in May 2001. U.S. clinical trials began June 2000 and are going.
As of June 2005, over 330 patients at 46 heart centers in seven countries have been implanted with the device.


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News Articles [482 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used for cardiovascular disease

(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In this Letter to the Editor, the authors comment on a review article which assesses the efficacy and safety of TCM for cardiovascular disease, as well as...

Managing dyslipidaemia for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

What you need to knowAssess lipid status as part of an overall cardiovascular risk assessment using a risk calculatorRoutinely record a family history of premature cardiovascular disease, and...

Cardiovascular Nutrition Demystified

The authors of this review of key nutritional studies compiled evidence-based information on foods and dietary patterns that support cardiovascular health and demystified those that have incorrectly b...

Media registration now open for TCT 2018

(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) Media registration is now open online for TCT 2018 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics), the annual Scientific Symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foun...

Racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health persist in U.S. adults

1. Trends from 1988 to 2014 data suggest that for U.S. adults, cardiovascular health has worsened, and health disparities in race/ethnicity and nativity continue to exist. 2. Although cardiovascular h...

Targeting pathway may reduce cocaine's cardiovascular harms

(American Heart Association) Cocaine in mice increased levels of reactive oxygen species, molecules known to cause cardiovascular disease. Cocaine acts through microRNA (miR)-30c-5p, which leads to ex...

Global Cardiovascular Drugs Market Briefing 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs, Anti-Hypertensive Drugs, Hypolipidemics, Anti Thrombotics, Others –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Cardiovascular Drugs Market Global Briefing 2018” report has been added to’s offering. The Cardiovascular Drugs Market ...

Relation of Nutrition with Cardiovascular Health

Reporter and Curator: Dr. Sudipta Saha, Ph.D.   A heart-healthy diet has been the basis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) prevention and treatment for decades. The potential cardi...

PubMed Articles [1670 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Circulating Wnt inhibitory factor 1 levels are associated with development of cardiovascular disease.

Wnt signaling is involved in atherosclerotic plaque formation directly and indirectly by modulating cardiovascular risk factors. We investigated whether circulating concentrations of Wnt inhibitors ar...

Incidence of cardiovascular disease in a historical cohort of Danish firefighters.

Firefighters are exposed to multiple cardiovascular hazards, but few epidemiological studies have addressed their cardiovascular morbidity. The objective of this study was therefore to examine the inc...

Association between alexithymia and risk of incident cardiovascular diseases in the SUpplémentation en Vitamines et Minéraux AntioXydants (SU.VI.MAX) Cohort.

Although alexithymia has been suggested to be associated with cardiovascular diseases, studies are scarce and a causal relationship is questionable. This study explored the prospective association bet...

Cardiovascular considerations for the dental practitioner. 1. Review of cardiac anatomy and preoperative evaluation.

Cardiovascular disease is the most prevalent chronic medical condition in patients treated in a dental setting. Therefore, dental practitioners must have a sound understanding of cardiovascular anatom...

Seasonal Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Farmers.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and hospitalization in the rural United States. Midwestern farmers are integral to rural communities, but little is known about the effect of occup...

Clinical Trials [2707 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Cardiovascular Disease Cohort in Guangdong Province

Patients with cardiovascular diseases from Guangdong province will be recruited and followed up for at least 4 years to evaluate the risk factors for cardiovascular-related mortality and d...

Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Prognosis

The purpose of this study is to identify risks for cardiovascular events in a follow up period of 10 years.

Work Organization and Cardiovascular Disease

To determine the combined effects of job strain and social isolation on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Role of Vitamin D in Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

The purpose of this study is to determine if Vitamin D supplementation helps prevent recurrent cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke, in patients who have already experienc...

Partnership Programs for Reducing Cardiovascular Disparities in Native Hawaiians

The purpose of this study is to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in racial and ethnic minorities in Hawaii.

Companies [601 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

MicroMed Cardiovascular

In 1984, Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. George Noon performed heart transplant surgery on NASA-Johnson Space Center (JSC) engineer David Saucier, following a severe heart attack. Six months later, Saucie...

Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.

Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd., founded in 1986 by Dr. Andrei Damian, is dedicated to providing patients in Phoenix and surrounding areas with the most advanced and appropriate ...

Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd.

Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd., founded in 1986 by Dr. Andrei Damian, is dedicated to providing patients in Phoenix and surrounding areas with the most advanced and appropriate c...

Embrella Cardiovascular, Inc.

Embrella Cardiovascular™, Inc., is dedicated to creating a new standard-of-care for cerebral embolic protection during cardiovascular procedures. Embrella's Embolic Deflector...

Cardiovascular Consultants

Cardiovascular Consultants is a medical practice that specializes exclusively in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases and conditions. What makes us different ...

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