Abiomed touts positive results for its Symphony heart pump

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 1:22pm
Mass Device

Abiomed unveils clinical updates on its Symphony device following the 2nd successful human use in Canada, showing positive results over 28 days.

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Massachusetts medical device company Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD)  reported positive clinical results for the 1st Canadian patients implanted with the company's Symphony device, a minimally invasive pump designed to slow the progression of heart failure and help the heart remodel.

A pair of patients received the Symphony implant in September and showed an improvement over 28 days in hemodynamics and physical functionality based on support via a "pacemaker-like" implantation technique, the company said. The trial was performed by Dr. Renzo Cecere at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec.


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