[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/Kunsthart-Jakub-Halik-956×500.jpg” link_to_page=”https://www.lvad.nl /lvad-rvad-artificial heart” target=”” description=”” size=”three_col_small”] Oct 2, 2012. LVAD + RVAD = Artificial heart. On October 2, it was announced that with the implantation of a double pump, the Czech firefighter, Jakub Halik, has lived 6 months with an artificial heart. Although he was doing very well at the time of this publication, on 17 November the message that he died of liver failure.
[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/CircuLite-pocket-device-2.png” link_to_page=”https://www.lvad.nl/circulitye -gets-ce-approved-for-synergy-circulatory-support-system” target=”” description=”” size=”three_col_small”] September 2012 The firm CircuLite has developed a very small pump, the size of an AA battery, that can be implanted in people with heart failure who are not yet in the final critical phase.
[frame style = ”modern” image_path = ”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/Cyborg-kwal.png” link_to_page = ”https://www.lvad.nl/cyborg-kwal-als -heart muscle ”target =” ”description =” ”size =” three_col_small ”] July 23, 2012 Cyborg jellyfish. Fortunately, the development to make heart tissue does not stand still, but sometimes ideas come from a very strange corner. Who thinks that imitating a jellyfish might be the beginning of an artificial heart? Or offers a solution for batteries?
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June 14, 2012. Important news for the development of the LVAD. The HeartAssist 5® is a new generation pump that has received FDA approval to study the performance of this LVAD compared to Thoratec's HeartMate II®. Read one here excerpt of the press release from MicroMed

[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/NRCnext-en-hartstichting.png” link_to_page=”https://www.lvad.nl/lvad-maken -waiting-list-for-heart-transplant-longer” target=”” description=”” size=”four_col_large”] June 2012. There has been a lot of talk about organ donation policy in the Netherlands for years. In various countries there is an Active Donor Registration whereby people are donors unless they indicate that they do not want this. In the Netherlands this is the other way around. An alternative plan is to approach all Dutch people 2 to 3 times in writing to see if they want to make a choice. If there is no response, they are a donor. NRCNext has devoted an article to this and the Heart Foundation has responded with an open letter.
[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/pompje-kinderhart.jpg” link_to_page=”https://www.lvad.nl/nieuws/kleinste-lvad -ever-implanted-in-baby” target=”” description=”” size=”four_col_large”] May 2012. A breakthrough in the development of the LVAD for children. The media talks about an artificial heart, but it pump is a pinky sized LVAD that kept a 16 month old baby alive for almost 2 weeks. This period was necessary to bridge the gap to a heart transplant.
[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/HF-congress-2012-Belgrade.jpeg” link_to_page=”https://www.lvad.nl/recommendation -european-society-of-cardiology” target=”_blank” description=”source Mednet” size=”four_col_large”]

May 2012. During the Heart Failure Congress, the European Society of Cardiology presented new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure. Positive recommendations have also been made here for the application of the LVAD. A good step towards better treatment options.

[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/LVAD-bij-5op2.png” link_to_page=”http://www.npo.nl/5op2/04 -04-2012/NPS_1198416″ target=”_blank” description=”” size=”three_col_small”]On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the 5 out of 2 program of the NTR focuses extensively on the developments of mechanical heart support. Here is a detailed explanation of what an LVAD is and how you can live with it. In addition, the developments to repair the heart itself (or have it repaired).

[frame style=”modern” image_path=”https://www.lvad.nl/wp-content/uploads/LUMC-steunhart-als-destination-therapie.png” link_to_page=”http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=kukEA4at_z0″ target=”_blank” description=”” size=”three_col_small”] This video, which was placed on YouTube by the LUMC Leiden in March 2012, tells about a man who owes his life to a experiment of the LUMC. He is the first patient to receive an LVAD as Destination Therapy, as a treatment in itself. Many more would follow after him.