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News archive 2008

January 2008, The hundredth support heart was recently implanted at UMC Utrecht. Such a high-tech pump extends the life of patients waiting for a donor heart. 'You initially gain time with it, but in practice we already use the support heart as an alternative to a donor heart.' In the photo from left to right: Ben Rodermans, Dr. Jaap Lahpor, Eveline Sukkel and Dr. Nicolaas de Jonge. Read the full story here.

In 2008, doctors decided on the Naarayana Hrudayalays Hospital in Bangalore, India, to sponsor the implantation of an LVAD and to send physicians to the USA for training. For example, the first LVAD was implanted in Asia and the doctors saved the life of 57 year old Mr. Venkatakrishnaiah