PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in the Lazard Capital Markets 3rd Annual Circulatory Assist Device Day on Thursday, September 22.
Taylor Harris, Senior Director of Investor Relations and Business Development, will provide an update on the company, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (5:30 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time). The presentation will be available through the conference web site at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/lz12/, or on the company's web site at http://www.thoratec.com.
Thoratec is a world leader in therapies to address advanced-stage heart failure. The company's products include the HeartMate® LVAS (Left Ventricular Assist System) and Thoratec® VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) with more than 18,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Thoratec also manufactures and distributes the CentriMag® and PediMag® / PediVAS® product lines. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.thoratec.com.
Thoratec, the Thoratec logo, HeartMate, HeartMate II and GoGear are registered trademarks of Thoratec Corporation. CentriMag and PediMag are registered trademarks of Thoratec LLC, and PediVAS is a registered trademark of Thoratec Switzerland GmbH.