Tag: heart diase

Innovation, Medical Devices

US FDA grants pre-market approval for Abiomed’s Impella RP Flex

November 1, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted pre-market approval (PMA) for Abiomed’s Impella RP Flex with SmartAssist for the treatment of acute right heart failure. The Impella RP Flex with SmartAssist System has been approved to provide temporary […]

Innovation, Research

New cause of inherited heart condition discovered

September 24, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A UCL-led research team has identified a new gene as a cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart condition affecting one in 500 people. The discovery, published in the European Heart Journal, provides a new causal explanation for 1-2% of […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators: How a small device saves lives

August 19, 2021


When discussing medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), often people who have been unaffected assume that these devices are only necessary for the elderly. What’s more, they may assume that living a healthy lifestyle ensures that […]