News archive 2016

Stay alive with a Support Heart

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Walter Stroobant and his girlfriend Katrien Peremans have written a book about their experiences around and after the implantation of the LVAD in Walter. Book 'Living with a supportive heart' The…

World Heart Day 2016, focusing on heart failure

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September 29 is World Heart Day. This year, extra attention will be paid to recognizing heart failure, a condition that is becoming increasingly common. In the Netherlands there are currently…

Body builder with an LVAD

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29 July 2016 Top sport with an LVAD will not be seen much, but apparently it is possible! Here's the remarkable story of Andrew Jones, professional fitness model and body…

Acquisitions LVAD manufacturers

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In October 2015, Thoratec was acquired by St. Jude Medical. Apparently several multinationals saw a positive future for the assisted heart in the medical field because.... In April 2016, St. Jude Medical was taken over...

The 4-Day Walk with a support heart

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Living with an assisted heart (LVAD) is not always easy! Constantly wearing the equipment, being restricted in freedom of movement and watching what you do and eat to avoid complications…

LVAD support heart alternative to heart transplant

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April 23, 2016. Research by the UMC Utrecht shows that an LVAD is a fully-fledged alternative to a heart transplant! That is good news for all people who are treated with a supportive heart…

New generation LVAD

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April 2016. The support hearts that are implanted in the Netherlands come from two different manufacturers: Thoratec/St. Jude Medical/Abbott and HeartWare/Medtronic. Thoratec's HeartMate II will be implanted from 2006 and the HVAD…