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CardioKinetix heads to Malaysia to treat the 1st Asian patients with the Parachute ventricular partitioning device.

First Asian heart failure patients get CardioKinetix heart device

Four patients in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were successfully treated with CardioKinetix's catheter-based Parachute ventricular partitioning device, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm announced late last month.

The Parachute device is a minimally invasive catheter-based treatment which separates damaged heart muscle from healthy tissue to decrease the overall volume of the left ventricle and restore its geometry and function.

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