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  • World Heart Corp. said it has paused enrollment in a study of its Levacor heart pump, pending regulatory approval of refinements to the device.

    Firm to Refine Heart Pump

  • We believe that the MiFlow VAD and PediaFlow VAD are likely to have similar blood handling characteristics to the Levacor VAD with respect to the reduction or elimination of acquired von Willebrand deficiency, which is believed to be a significant contributor to bleeding complications and hemorrhagic stroke, said Alex Martin, President and CEO.

  • With the lengthening BTT clinical study delay associated with the previously announced device refinements, the Company does not believe that the Levacor VAD can be competitively commercialized.

  • This decision means that the Company will not pursue further enrollment in the Levacor bridge-to-transplant BTT clinical study.

  • However, the Company will continue to provide technical support to existing Levacor VAD recipients and clinical centers.

  • World Heart Corporation (WorldHeart) (Nasdaq: WHRT - News), which is developing ventricular assist devices designed for adults, children and infants suffering from heart failure, announced today that it will cease its efforts to commercialize the Levacor ventricular assist device (VAD) technology and will focus its resources on developing and commercializing its smaller, next-generation MiFlow VAD.

  • "The University of Utah has a long and proud history in the development and use of implanted blood pumps, and with the Levacor ™ clinical trial we are expanding our commitment to help those with this devastating disease."

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Integris doctors successfully implanted the nation's first Levacor heart Pump into an Oklahoma City woman.

  • Food and Drug Administration ( "FDA") for the bridge-to-transplant ( "BTT") study of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device ( "VAD").


  • We have a long and professionally productive relationship with WorldHeart in both PediaFlow VAD and Levacor?

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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