CE Mark Given for Suite of Ventricular Partitioning Implants

Published date : 30 October 2012
Article date : 30 October 2012


Massdevice reports on how medical device manufacturer CardioKinetix has achieved the CE Mark for the full suite of its Parachute ventricular partitioning devices, including 8 sizes designed to provide support to weakened heart muscles. The company is planning a European launch, in 2013.

Apparently, the Parachute device has been implanted in around 90 patients. The Parachute implant is inserted into the heart via a catheter threaded through the femoral artery. Once inside, the device springs open and attaches to the walls of the heart to provide support for patients whose left ventricle was left enlarged after a heart attack.

The article says that clinical results for the Parachute showed 3 year safety and sustained low clinical events on ischemic heart failure patients.

Source: Massdevice, 25 October 2012

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