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Cohn Named Director of Center for Device Innovation

Featuring ReliantHeart’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Billy Cohn: Johnson & Johnson to build new medical device facility in Houston Joe Martin  Houston Business Journal October 18, 2016.  Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) plans to build a first-of-its-kind medical device incubator in Houston, and it will be led by a prominent Bayou City cardiovascular surgeon. Dr. Billy Cohn has been named… Read more »

ReliantHeart’s aVAD™ Gets CE Mark

Posted in Implantable Devices by Marie Thibault on August 2, 2016 ReliantHeart’s next-generation aVAD™ left ventricular assist device has just earned CE Mark approval and implants are set to begin in September.   ReliantHeart’s new left ventricular assist device (LVAD), the aVAD™, has been approved for commercial implants in Europe. On Tuesday, the company received CE… Read more »

Details on ReliantHeart’s Impressive LVAD Technology Cache

Posted in Implantable Devices by mthibault on July 15, 2016 Yes, that fully-implantable wireless LVAD really is in the works. While Thoratec and HeartWare are being absorbed into large medtech companies, ReliantHeart’s CEO says his standalone LVAD company is debuting the most exciting features in the field. ReliantHeart’s aVAD is a small, intraventricular device with… Read more »

Schmitto joins Scientific Advisory Board for ReliantHeart

Houston, Texas.  March 7, 2016.   Dr. Jan D. Schmitto of Hannover Medical School has joined the Scientific Advisory Board for ReliantHeart, the manufacturer of the HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). With more than 100 LVAD implantations per year, Dr. Schmitto leads one of the largest VAD programs worldwide. Jan D. Schmitto, MD, PhD, MBA, FCCP, FRCS… Read more »

HeartAssist5® Remote Monitoring has alerted no patterns of de novo thrombus in 68 consecutive implants

ReliantHeart, Inc., an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies has released information that indicates that from the first implant of the HeartAssist5® LVAD (HA5) to the 68th consecutive implant, there has been no evidence of de novo thrombus patterns in the HA5. Thrombus that originates in an LVAD is referred to as de… Read more »

Numerex and ReliantHeart Announce Upgrade to the Remote Monitoring system for the HeartAssist5 VAD

The HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) precisely measures a patient’s True Flow (blood flow through the device) in real time, and this data is uploaded to VADLink.com provided by Numerex, the world’s leading provider of Machine to Machine (M2M) communications for the Internet of Things IoT. True Flow via VADLink.com can be monitored by a… Read more »

ReliantHeart debuts the VAD Maintenance System at ISHLT, April 15 -17th 2015, Nice, France

  Clinicians attending ISHLT may visit the ReliantHeart booth for a personal explanation. ReliantHeart, Inc., an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies, and Cathtek, a unique manufacturer of catheters and related accessories, have teamed up to produce the VAD Maintenance system. Literature review along with a survey of LVAD clinicians conducted in March… Read more »

True Flow of the HeartAssist5® confirmed by VAD Implant Center Ramp Studies

ReliantHeart, Inc., an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies that include the HeartAssist5® and the unique feature of True Flow Measurement, have determined that ramp studies performed at LVAD Implant Centers confirm the HeartAssist5® True Flow accuracy. Clinicians caring for the ever growing LVAD population are vitally aware of the lack of pump performance… Read more »

Device Solutions and ReliantHeart Collaborate on 3G Wireless Communication for Ventricular Assist Device

ReliantHeart, Inc., an innovative supplier of advanced mechanical circulatory assist technologies, and Device Solutions, a specialist in wireless technologies, will collaborate on 3G wireless communication for the new Conquest2 Controller that powers ReliantHeart’s HeartAssist5® Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). The HeartAssist5’s Controller continuously receives data from the HeartAssist5 (HA5), which can be viewed remotely by… Read more »